Swing Sets
Build a Swing Set for Your Backyard

If you have some decorating plans for your home this year, then you should consider including an outdoor-space makeover. Summer will be warmer than usual this year – perfect for lounging around the backyard or the patio, enjoying new outdoor furniture.

And outdoor furniture doesn’t get much better than a comfy swing seat, right? Extend the depth of your seat and you have yourself a relaxing daybed!

Swing Sets

The mere sight of a daybed – part sofa, part mattress – is enough to conjure reveries of lazy weekend lounging. A perfect perch for reading, it’s also comfortable enough for a relaxing nap!

Just imagine enjoying the breeze while it sways you gently to sleep! A swing seat is also ideal for simply lounging around while spending time with family and friends, or just reading a good book.

Think you could add one in your backyard? 🙂


  • 6 – 1×6 @ 6 feet long
  • 5 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
  • 4 – Eye Bolts with Nuts, 3″ long
  • Chains or Rope – 200-pound weight limit (for four ropes, capacity of 800 pounds)
  • Hardware (to hang to rafters/tree)
  • 2 1/2 inch Screws
  • 2-inch Finish Nails
  • 2-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
  • Elmer’s Wood Glue
  • Elmer’s Wood Filler
  • 120 grit Sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Wood Conditioner
  • Paint


  • Measuring Tape
  • Paint Brush
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • Brad Nailer with a nail punch/Hammer
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • Kreg Jig
  • Drill
  • Circular Saw
  • Brad Nailer
  • Random Orbital Sander
  • Level
  • Countersink Drill Bit

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Thanks to Lazy Liz on Less for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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