Building a Swing Set

Does anyone have a free blueprint for a wooden swing set they could send me? Or does anyone have ideas for building a nice swing set for not too much money?

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Nicole from Rockford, IL

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Building a Swing Set

Nicole, my advice would be to see if anyone you know wants to get rid of a swing set. You might be able to get one for free. You'd have to be able to take it apart and transport it though.

I think the wooden swing sets are very nice looking, however wood these days is quite expensive. By the time you buy all the supplies you need and spend your time putting it together, it really is a lot of time and money spent for not that long your children will use it.

We bought our children a metal swing set and it has served the purpose very well. It has a slide, 2 swings, glider and chin up bar and brand new was only $89. Pretty soon, stores will have them on sale.

Our kids are 8 and 6 (soon to have birthdays) and still enjoy the swing set; however in a few more years they won't. Finding someone to take this one will be easier since it can be dismantled. I am not sure how one takes apart the wooden ones, but I imagine you can, but then that is more of an undertaking, I'm sure.

Well good luck. Oh and you might find plans for the wooden play sets at a home improvement center.

(03/16/2007)

By Debbie52 from IL

Building a Swing Set

Here is a site that sells plans for children's toys.

http://www.u-bildplay.com/

I just Googled u build. (03/16/2007)

By chml

Building a Swing Set

Years ago a friend of ours purchased an expensive swing set/slide/tent made of wood and were told to put something on it annually to keep the wood in shape.
Well, they didn't. The result was a couple of thousand dollars worth of playground equipment with vicious splinters. May I suggest you find out about the appropriate preservative and use it. (03/17/2007)

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