Do you still call it a swing set if there’s only one swing? I had to ask myself that question as I was describing to my coworkers the swing-supporting structure I built in our front yard this weekend.
Tacked on to the side of our previously mentioned lean-to woodshed, I put the swing together mostly with recycled materials. The ladder support and top beam came from an old post-and-beam fence section that I removed from our property a few years ago. And the bolts and screws came from that endless bucket of fasteners in the basement. I spent about 60 bucks on some good solid hardware and a playground worthy swing.
After a few hours of swing time under our belt, we’ve come to the conclusion that swinging is much more fun when you can do it in your own yard. After-dinner swing session? No problem. All you have to do is walk out the front door! We’re looking forward to winter so we can take turns leaping off the swing into a pile of snow.