Build this fabulous DIY Airplane Swing

Up, up and away! This DIY airplane swing could be one of the coolest things to build for your kids!

This would be a great DIY gift that only requires $30-40 from your wallet, depending on the available materials that you have. If you’ve got a 3- to 6-year old, why not make them their own airplane?

DIY Airplane Swing

Not comfortable with the airplane swing idea? How about building a rocking airplane instead? Simply use a wider wood for the body and shape it accordingly into a rocking chair!

Got the goggles ready?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 1- 2x4x8 Pine
  • 1- 1x8x8 Pine
  • 1- 1x6x10 Pine
  • 1″ dowel, 6-8 inches long
  • Box of 2″ Outdoor screws
  • A handful of 1 1/4″ outdoor screws
  • 1- 3″ lag screw for prop (plus a few washers)
  • 20′ +/- rope
  • 1- 3″ eye screw
  • 4- 3″ long eye lag bolts, plus washers. (mine were 5″ and way too long)
  • 2 rope clips
  • Glue
  • Paint

And these tools:

  • Circular Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill

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Thanks to dunnlumber for this great project. You can get the step-by-step instructions here

If you liked this project, you’ll find more swings and hammocks here…


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