Of all the playgrounds, one of the ones that generates the most sympathy for its relationship with nature is the swing that hangs from the branch of a tree. Due to its simplicity it can be installed in a short time on any tree with a stable branch. Using an eco friendly rope for tree swing is best. You dare? Keep reading because in this article I explain how to hang a swing on a tree.
Materials to hang a swing on a tree:
- Rope, calculated according to the height of the swing Safety carabiners Seat.
- You can use an okume plywood board, a tire, etc.
- Wood treatment, painting, etc. for the seat, if it is made of wood
- Carpenter’s glue or lag screw
- Large washers
- Spade bit, depending on the rope
- Brush or mini roller, to paint the seat
Once you have everything you need, follow this simple and quick step by step:
- First of all, choose a branch as strong and straight as possible, which will facilitate the knotting of the rope.
- Measure the distance between the branch and the ground and calculate the necessary amount of rope, remember that you have to tie the knot and pass the branch so it does not fall short.
- Once the rope is cut, make the “tie knots”.
- With the “loop knots” made, pass them over the branch, then strain the other end through the loop and pull it until they are firmly attached to the branch.
- Adjust the heights of the ends so that they are at the same distance.
- Make another two “loop knots” at the ends this time smaller and put the safety carabiners.
- Then build the seat. If you make it out of wood, cut the board to the desired size. I recommend cutting two of the same size to make the seat double for more strength.
- Glue the boards with carpenter’s glue or join them with lag screws.
- Once joined, with the appropriate spade bit for the rope to pass through, make 4 holes, one in each corner and give it a coat of exterior treatment and / or paint it to taste. If you use a tire, do the same.
- Cut two equal pieces of string and pass each end through a side hole, leaving a bow of string on each side of the seat.
- At the bottom of the seat, tuck a washer into each end of the string and tie a running knot so that the end doesn’t leak out of the hole. The washer will give more force and will prevent the seat from breaking through the holes.
- Lastly, tuck each rope bow into a carabiner, and you’ve got the swing set finished!
If you don’t have a tree to swing the kids in the house, you can choose to build a swing that is just as authentic and enjoyable in the same way.
Dare to hang a tree swing to complete your garden and show it to us in our Projects section. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to open a new conversation thread in the Forum.