How to Make a Tree Swing That Will Last a Lifetime

Build a sturdy, old-fashioned wood-seat tree swing with these instructions and diagrams.



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Two of the best knots for securing the swing: the becket bend (top) and the bowline (bottom). The bowline is best used for knots around the limb, the Becket for the knotholes in the swing.
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A sturdy-built seat makes for a swing that will last for a couple of generations.
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Cutting Guide:1. Seat Halves 2. Center Cleat 3. End Cleats
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Layout and fastening: the seat.
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Layout and fastening:4. Seat Boards 5. Rope Holes 6. ScrewsBroken line = cleats
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