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Can I hang a swing from 2 by 8 roof beams?

I have a deck where the roof overhang goes out about 5-6 feet. I'd like to hang a porch swing from the roof beams. I'm looking at three person swing (similar to this model). The adults in the house ...
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What size chain is typically used when hanging a porch swing?

What size chain is typically used when hanging a porch swing?
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Is a 2x4 strong enough to hold up a porch swing?

I'm hanging a porch swing, but the beams run the wrong direction for the support hooks. I've looked up in the attic, and there's a 2x4, lying flat, that runs the correct direction. Will that be ...
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What is the working load limit of a 18-foot 4x6 pine beam?

Can you give me the load limit on a 4x6 pine board 18' long used for a swing set? Thank you
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How should I configure the chains for a large porch swing?

I'm making a twin-sized porch swing. Should I use 4 chains such that two of them connect together - thus resulting in only two from the ceiling, or use 4 chains and all 4 connect to the ceiling ...
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How do I find out what is under this ceiling cover for hanging a Charleston/Joshua Swing?

First time poster here, I'm the second homeowner, the original homeowner has reported this is an addition, that they only had a deck. The company that built it is no longer in business. The County ...
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swing set off the ground or directly on the ground

I am going to build a A-frame swing set with 4x4s and am wondering about one thing. When I read most of the tutorials, the swing set sits directly on the ground. Is it ok for the water introsuion? ...
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How should I affix a flat horizontal object to a vertical chain?

I have a wooden plank (like a flat swing seat) and a hanging chain (or two, like a swing). Instead of screwing an eye into the plank I want the chain to continue downwards through a hole in the plank, ...
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What fabric is suitable for swing repair?

I have a swing where the fabric provides support for the users. I've looked up "outdoor fabric" but nothing seems strong or structurally supportive. I'm trying to avoid using the straps older ...
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Retractable Steel Swing for Elderly Father

I have a question about a swing I'm trying to make for my dad and I needed to know what type of material (metal) is optimum and the best way to go about this. Basic Layout I know I want the seat to ...
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Reinforce joist near rafter for porch swing

Recently purchased home and saw existing eye lag screw or bolt coming from front porch ceiling. Rolled the dice (hoping for bolt + reinforcement), did not remove vinyl ceiling to inspect carpentry. ...
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joist bridge for hanging porch seating

Want to build and hang a "bed/sofa" 64Lx32W on PT deck w/PT 7x2x10' rafters 16"oc. Spacing of rafters wrong for hanging. I can cut down size of the seating, but it defeats objective. QUESTION: can ...
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What 4x4 lumber is appropriate for a skybed lounger swing?

I am going to build a sky bed lounger. ( a 4-pod swing made from a trampoline) I have the 4 point steel bracket that needs 4x4 wood in each slot. It looks like this: I would like this to hold a 6-...
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What material would support the outer ring of a woven children's nest swing? [closed]

I would like to build a nest swing for my daughter (similar to attached image) but am not sure what I can use as the base ring under the rope. I have considered bending some plumbers copper pipe into ...
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Tips needed on concreting swing posts into to lawn

We bought our kids a swing and need a little advice on how best to proceed (as we're not big diyers. Our gardens sloping so we need to dig each posts hole at different depths to level it out. This ...