A wooden swing set can be created by gathering the appropriate materials, creating the cross beam and supports, attaching footers and vertical posts, cementing the basic structure into place and adding all of the support structures and the swings. This project is a time consuming one that will require more than one person to complete.
Materials that will be needed to complete the structure of the swing include 8 inch 2 by 6 boards, exterior screws, lag bolts, pine planks and a drill. A level can also be used during the project to ensure that all of the angles of the swing set are stable and at a uniform level. The structure should be tested throughout the process to ensure that it will be strong enough and that it will sit in the proper position.
The basis for the swing set will lie in the support structure, this structure will be able to hold the swings and will be able to hold the weight of children who play on the swings. The support structure will only be able to stand upright when it is properly fitted together. It is also important that the vertical legs of the structure are cemented into place, to prevent the swing set from tipping over.