Anchoring a metal swing set begins with setting the constructed swing set on the area that you desire. Use a shovel to mark areas for digging holes for support posts, and dig square holes at the marked places. Make a concrete mixture, and fill the dug holes. Place each support post into the holes, and allow the concrete to dry before covering with soil.Continue Reading
After locating the best area for a swing set, mark the spots for support posts using a shovel. Dig square holes with an approximate depth of 1 foot at the marked places. Use a cordless drill to drill through both sides of each swing support base. These holes must be approximately one inch from the base of each support.
Mix one bag of concrete using a shovel until you achieve an incredibly thick stew. Fill one inch of each hole with the concrete mixture before putting the support posts in the concrete mix. Slide a single carriage bolt into each drilled hole into the end of the support posts.
Press the support posts carefully into the concrete mix up to the level where it sinks blow the carriage bolt. Press the post deep enough to cover the carriage bolt, because the carriage bolt lodges into the concrete to support the swing set after it dries.
To build a tree swing, cut the seat, round the edges and paint with an enamel coating. Attach chains to the tree branch, measure and cut the rope, and attach the rope to the chains. Tie the seat to the ropes.Full Answer >
Some free porch swing plans include the Skil porch swing plan for a 4-foot swing with a high back, the Mother Earth News porch swing with its own stand, the My Outdoor Plans generic porch swing plans and the Sunset Magazine DIY garden swing plans. Other free porch swing plans are the classic swing from Extreme How-to and the two-by-four swing from Jay’s Custom Creations. These plans are appropriate for beginning to intermediate level builders.Full Answer >
Measure the inside of the swing’s length and width to determine the size of cushion required for the swing. Ensure the cushion’s size is slightly smaller than the measured dimensions to fit on the swing. While choosing a variety of cushions, select one to cover the seating area and then smaller ones to place against it.Full Answer >
The Abba patio outdoor/porch 3 triple seater hammock canopy swing cover, the Classic Accessories 55-170-015101-EC ravenna canopy swing cover and the Bosmere C505 swing seat waterproof outdoor cover are good outdoor canopy swing covers. Each of these canopy swing covers has a 3.9-star rating or higher on Amazon.com, as of January 2016.Full Answer >