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  1. Thanks for posting! I want to add some outdoor fun for my grandkids and I will try this!

  2. Jim Isaac says:

    I made several wood tree swings before that my kids really enjoy. It’s fun to do it specially with your kids and Family. We are also planning to purchase one from treeswingstore.com as a gift for my wife.

  3. Sanjay Mali says:

    Not uncommon though here in India, the knot fixing would be a little bit tricky here. Good thing to do.

  4. What kind of wood did you use?

    1. I believe we used some pressure treated lumber! It was just some scrap wood we had out in our garage!

      1. How long approximately was the rope you used?

  5. F chiklis says:

    Tha k you form the great idea…made one for or maybe my daughter’s 7th birthday. No store bought gift can compare!!

    1. I’m so glad to hear it!!

  6. Jenna Wilson says:

    What size rope did you use?

    1. Hi Jenna! I linked to the exact rope we used in the post – it was 1/4″. 🙂

      1. I think you mean 3/4″ rope judging by the pictures.

  7. Nice! Gonna give this a shot.

  8. I love the change! Those plastic swings are great, but they don’t have any real character or craftsmanship to them. I like the look of the new swing in your pics enough that I just found one to hang in my tree for my wife. Yep, I actually found a place that sells swings big enough for adults – http://www.treeswingstore.com/adulttreeswings/ – and I didn’t have to build it myself! In a couple days my wife will have a grin as big as your sons! Thanks for the idea.

  9. As they say when life gives you lemon, make lemonade out of it, though not an exact and a stupid analogy but can’t resist, when you have got a tree, then not make a swing and hang on it. Nice and very easy steps, completely DIY.