How to Build a Tree Swing



With summer in full swing (eh, hem*), I thought it might be fun to post this playful and creative DIY project to honor the kid in all of us and to add something quick and easy to this season’s garage-enterprising activities.

Est. time: 3 hours, Cost: $45, Difficulty: Easy to moderate-There are few parts, but cutting hardwood can be tricky, and hanging the swing is a job for an adult.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 x 8″ piece of oak wood for seat
  • glue
  • clamp
  • drill
  • wood screws
  • spade bit
  • jigsaw
  • sand block and sand paper
  • paint and brushes
  • eye bolt, washer, 2 nuts
  • metal thimble
  • clip
  • compass and pencil
  • sturdy rope

Here’s what you do:

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly,'s key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).