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Porch Swing Support

I have a 12' deep by 46' wide porch off the front of my house. The porch rafters are 2x6 8" OC with 2x4 laid flat on the bottom sides of every other joist. My wife would like to hang a porch ...
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Gallow Bracket for Hammock Chair?

I have a tree in my backyard with no branches low enough for a chair hammock. My plan is to make a 36" gallow shelf bracket with a 2x4 (hang it upside down so flat part is parallel to the ground),...
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Will a cantilevered 4x6 support a swing?

I built a simple swing set for my toddler daughter. I just want to make sure that the beam can hold up for the two swings. I have two 6x6x12 post set 3 ft deep at 23 inch apart for a slide. Than I ...
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Design for an outdoor swing to hold at least 300lbs

I am trying to build a super strong swing for my big kids and adults to use. I know it's preferable, but I would like to avoid an A-frame design because I just don't like the look. If I sink two 6&...
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How can I secure an outward door swing to be safe inside without drilling holes?

I want to feel safe inside a room that swings door outward. How do I secure a outward door swing to be safe inside at night without drilling a hole into the wood. is there a portable outward swing ...
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Will a 4x8 swingset beam with 4x6 notches at either end support a 16 foot span?

Non-engineer here, I'm trying to adapt a typical "A-frame swingset design" (like this https://www.instructables.com/id/Free-standing-A-Frame-Swing-Set/) to be a small set of traveling rings ...
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Suspending a chair lift swing from a single pole

My wife's family used to run a ski area and she has one of the original 2-seater chair lifts when they replaced it with a bigger lift. I recently refinished it as a gift to her and we we wanted to ...
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what size 2 by lumber should I use to support a swing?

I want to hang a swing in my yard and none of the trees have a suitable branch. I want to run a doubled up PT 2x8 between 2 trees spanning just shy of 10 feet. Will this be strong enough? Should I ...
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Latching interior café door

In my 1924 house, I have a swing door between the kitchen and the dining room. We use the dining room to contain our dogs on rainy days when we don't want them in the rest of the house. The problem ...
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Building a Swingset as a First Timer

I’m planning on building swings for my kids according to this rough design that I came up with here. Essentially it’s a very simple two posts, one crossbeam layout. The posts of two 12 foot 4x6s on ...
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Swing set strength

I'm building a swing set for my 3 year old. My plan is to make a standard simple A-frame swing from PT timber. I intend to use a similar plan to the one which is shown here Plans for building a ...
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Does this swing cross beam installation plan make sense?

I'd appreciate a sanity check for this plan to create a swing set: My porch has a 6x6 vertical support. I'd like to attach a 6x6 crossbeam facemounted on the porch's vertical support, going out ...
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2 post swing set strong enough?

I was planning on making a 2 post swing set. Posts 6x6 inches (5.5x5.5) by 12 feet. 4 feet into ground with cement. Cross beam of 6x6 inches (5.5x5.5) by 10 feet with 2 swings. Will this be strong ...
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Child’s swing going sideways

My sons metal A-Frame swing has started twisting to the point that instead of swinging in the usual pendulum 12 to 6 motion, he ends up going at 10 to 4 (if that makes sense). I’ve tried moving the ...
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Bracket to lay 3× 2x6 on top a 4x4 post?

I am trying to re-purpose existing 4x4 exterior posts to install a swinging seat. The kit that we are using calls for the top beam to be composed of at least 3x 2x6 pieces. Does anyone know of an ...
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DIY Swing Set. Need angle measurements

Using common swing brackets for use with 4- 4x4x8 posts and 1- 4x6x10 beam, at what angle do I cut the bottom of the 4x4 posts to sit flush on the ground?
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Hanging a Tree Swing

I was going to buy a swing for my two boys, each weighing under 100 pounds. I can't imagine more than three of them on the swing, so 250/300 pounds max. This silver maple is the only viable place ...