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Simple Swing Set Plans Simple Swing Set Plans

If you are a family with children, you will understand the need for a playground or swing set in the backyard.  How many of us grew up with those old swing sets made of the metal polls?

Simple swing set plans

Simple swing set plans – A-Frame style

It doesn’t seem like many people built their own swing sets back in the day, but with the availability of plans, and material from Home Depot or Lowes, it is hard not to say “let’s build this ourselves”.  Not only can you save a few dollars, but you can get exactly what you want along with the satisfaction of working on a family project together.

This swing set is a simple one.  You might be adding on to an existing playset or playground, or just starting with this basic structure.  Either way, this is a simple plan that virtually anyone can pull off. Take your time, read the full set of plans before you start and understand that any mistakes are simple to correct with a fresh piece of lumber or hardware.

This swing set plan is a simple A-Frame style. The original plan comes from HGTV (show: Don’t Sweat It) and is well detailed.

Materials Needed:

  • 6 @ 12′ 4×4 pressure-treated posts
  • 1 @  12′ 4×6 pressure-treated post
  • Childrens swing set toys
  • 4 metal post brackets for swing set
  • 1 @ Toddler swing
  • 2 @ swing hardware
  • Post brackets

Tools Needed

  • Cordless drill with battery and magnetic screw tip
  • Drill bit set
  • Level
  • Post hole digger
  • Power miter box
  • Power router
  • Safety glasses
  • Socket set

Plans Used to be located at:  How To: Building A Custom A-Frame Childrens Swing Set : Archive : Home & Garden Television.

Here is a print version of the plans that can no longer be located on the HGTV site.  Swing set plans A-frame

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