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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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How to hang porch swing safely

I have a 5ft long porch swing I want to hang on an 8' wide porch. The rafters are set at 2', 4' and 6' so I can't bolt directly into them. Is it safe to screw a 2x6' board across the rafters, screwing ...
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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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Hanging an outdoor chair swing

If I am using two 4 x 4 post as a base will a 2 x 6 hold an outdoor chair swing for a person to 240 pounds?
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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 ...