How to Make a Rustic Rope and Wood Tree Swing.
We have a nice sized oak tree in our side yard that’s been begging for a little rope swing. (Ok, so maybe it wasn’t the oak tree begging, lol.)
I did finally manage to “talk” my hubby into putting together a simple rope and wood swing for the tree. Once he started on it, he put the swing together in no time at all. I’m definitely very thankful he is good at this kind of stuff. (He’s also made me a picnic table, headboard for my son’s room and my little bubble fountain. (Thanks, honey!)
Didn’t it turn out cute?
Would you like to make one too? (or get someone else to make it for you?) Here is how he did it:
How to Make a Rustic Rope and Wood Tree Swing
Tip: these instructions are for a 24-inch wide swing. *To make the swing wider, just increase the width of your wood!
- 2 by 6 piece of wood at least *6 foot long
- 1-inch rope
- 16 3-inch screws
- 16 washers (Hubby says 2 by sixes are not really 2 inches, so he used the washers to make sure the screws did not poke out the other side.)
- Stain or paint (optional)
- (drill, saw other misc tools)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.