How to make your own garden swing
Swing - the now trendy design trend. Why such popularity? First of all childhood of each of us, because we all remember those happy and carefree moments when you can climb up on the swing, push off from the ground and reach the sky feet - so it seemed to us then. Now this structure, in addition to its direct functions - fun is also part of the creative landscape. A garden swing made their own - and this is on top of a source of pride. Do you want to pass for creative, creative hosts and caring parents? Then, let's go - do garden swing with your hands.
- Familiarity with swings: types and kinds
- What material to choose
- How to make the most simple swing
- Production of the balance
- How to make a swing for the whole family
Familiarity with swings: types and kinds
Swing - a multifunctional building. This attraction for the crumbs, and fun for their parents, and romantic place for a date, and a stylish element of the landscape. Only you can decide which of the functions will be a priority.
Thus, the entire spectacle model is divided into two types:
- Floor - the best solution for the smallest,such as the construction of safe and reliable. Surely you've seen this model in his backyard or kindergarten. Meanwhile, today interior wooden garden swing - even the original addition of landscape design.
- Suspended - simple but delicious. Model number of this type of swings so wide, that the eyes diverge from the extravaganza options. If you have not seen yet, what are suspended garden swings, photo, generously laid out by designers and "masters of all trades" on the web, make you gasp, you'll see!
It is interesting! Birthplace swing - Ancient Greece. Then this game was available only elected - rich, "cream of society". Meanwhile, almost every one of the nations left their mark on the development of a multi-volume history of the fun, so wonderful building "occupied" the entire planet, and it's great!
The abundance and constant renewal of the swing modelsprevent them in time to classify. Therefore, experts recommend to get acquainted with common types of structures, but not limited to material seen, and give free rein to imagination, that may lead to the birth of a new model.
So, what kinds of swings are known to the world?
- swings, hammocks;
- balancer (floor structure, usually in the form of logs or boards);
- swings, gazebos;
- homemade (copyrights).
The proposed list - only a guideline, and youYou can create its own model, combining several options or one of your own. Also, you are free to decorate your site several types of swings, a home staging "amusement park". In addition, now you can buy all sorts of accessories that will change the functionality and purpose of facilities for recreation. If the day-swing bench - a place for children to play, the beautiful evening and fluffy pillows for a garden swing will transform the structure, turning it into a romantic corner for meetings.
What material to choose
What only do not swing right now. How not to make a mistake in choosing the material? It all depends on your preferences and capabilities in finance and time. If you - busy, but provided gardeners, get forged wonderful model that will serve you for decades. Your villa with garden - leased, it makes no sense to invest money? Then pay attention to the finished design. For crumbs - small, plastic; for romantic parents - metal, collapsible, a sofa. However, when you learn how to make a garden swing, you will realize that there are homemade options that you will not cost a "penny", for example, the swing of the old tires.
Of course, if you decide to do a miracle constructionwith their hands and want it to last for many years, it is best to choose a combination of wood and metal. Fabric is also handy to sew the pillows and blankets on the garden swing, which will be admired and neighbors and guests.
It's important to know! Plastic and fabric are short-lived, they can not tolerate moisture and is unlikely to "survive" in the winter garden. But metal and wood - robust materials that can withstand the "whims" of nature. However, nothing prevents you from winter or during rain to keep the design of the "gentle" materials in your home or garage that is heated during cold weather. So do not limit yourself to the desires, purchase the model that you "like" and take good care of her.
How to make the most simple swing
Most adults answer this question comefrom childhood. We all remember the wonderful facilities in the form of exemptions from my father's garage or tire found in a barn boards. However, for the simple basics of swing fits a variety of options, most importantly, that the material is durable and securely suspended from a thick branch of a tree or the crossbar. Boards, bus, or even a pair of miniature logs tied with a rope, a rope or chain. Places mounting or components must be durable. Such swings you are free to hang anywhere, and also to change their place of "residence". Some landlords do in the garden as simple swing for each of the family members. It should be such fun "penny", and brings a lot of fun.
It's important to know! If Swings will enjoy the very crumbs, then parents should worry about the fence (the crossbar and back) in order to protect the child from falling.
Production of the balance
Typically, these models are made from logs. Actually, the log is taken and 2 bar to fix it on the ground. In this framework it is hammered the pin (metal or wood), and it is pushed board, the length of which varies between 2.5-3 meters. If you make the sides of the handle, the ride on this rocker will be more convenient and safer. That's all relatively simple. However, for the manufacture of reliable structures need to know a few secrets:
- as a material for balancing perfectly proven such species: oak, pine, spruce, birch, larch;
- harvesting should carefully examine that they did not have cracks or knots, or users may be affected;
- consider load. If on the balance will be entertained and adults, then you need to choose the most durable materials;
- wooden construction elements (especially in the areas of contact with the ground) is sure to treat with antiseptic to avoid rotting material;
- board requires sanding and painting, while the balancer is safe and beautiful.
The balance - a tiny attraction for children, a source of pride for their parents (you did everything his own) and a stylish complement garden landscape.
How to make a swing for the whole family
You've probably seen similar models, whichcalled swing "do not dare", because the construction more like a work of art, a combination of sofas, benches and attraction, and even gazebos. On the seat of family models can accommodate a few people, so you can spend the evening with a home, have fun with the children, discussing the news with the guests or even assign a date. How to build this wonderful design with your own hands?
To start with stocks of materials. You will need:
- 9 bars (5 to 10 or 10 cm by 10 cm);
- materials for the frame, backrest, armrests;
- clamps, clips;
- staples or hooks;
- metal corners;
- paint or varnish and brush.
If the location of structures defined, you can proceed to business.
Starting production of a family should be swingsupport. For this it is necessary to assemble the lower frame. Note that it must be half a meter wider than the seat itself, because the stability of the construction is important. The boards for the lower frame are secured with metal brackets. This is followed by the vertical beam set, and on the top - the bar.
We got everything you need? Roll up their sleeves and to the point. Focus on this procedure works:
- Manufacturing support (as it is done, you already know from the previous material).
- Installation of seats - "boat". Here you can give free rein to imagination, the main thing - to the right of the repeated left, they were the same weight, length and other parameters. To connect the boards using glue and screws.
- The back, the handle crossbar - at your discretion (guided by the age of the children).
- Please go through the "boat" with sandpaper, then cover the surface beauty.
Basic "grade" of the swing-type "boat"ready! Further action - at your discretion. You can cover the seat foam and cloth to decorate the design based on favorite fairy tales crumbs, set the tilt to the kids could have fun even in the rain.
Swing - a great opportunity to create a cozy place to relax or play and pass the master creative.