How to Build a Homemade Backyard Swing Set

Paul Swenson shares how to build a homemade backyard swing set, includes diagrams, step-by-step instructions and a play set materials list.



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Diagram: Slide runoff from left side of the opening photo.
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You'll have to think big, even when building for little people. The play set takes up a 16 feet by 20 feet space and stands about 12 feet tall.
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material list
Diagram: Play set materials list.
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It may look like a big job, but this back-yard playground is within the abilities of most any would-be woodwright. Just be sure to site it and plan carefully before you touch saw to lumber!
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Diagram: Detail A, leg post end detail.
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