Swings for the garden are for children and adults,wooden and wrought-iron, portable and fixed. Everyone in childhood were favorite swing, swinging on which it was possible to imagine a bird or a plane, and fly, fly ... Adults love this child a sense of serenity and peace, which appears when the swing. So happy to put on a cottage garden swing. For information on how to make their own hands, what kind of material for manufacturing and choose where to install, read on.
Types of swings
There is a conventional division of all possible kinds of swings over the age of those who are riding on the manufacture of the material, shape and type of installation rocking.
- Portable. These include small items framingstable frame, that often they are designed to be ridden by very young children. They are easy to carry, holding the frame. While swinging toddler, adults can do their own thing, and the crumb will be always there. To carry portable and hanging model of a simple type. For example, an ordinary wooden seats on metal chains with snap hooks can be hung on any horizontal bar, garden tree branch or a horizontal bar.
- Stationary. They are set in a recreation area on the constantsite, using secure concrete screed, which strengthen the support. Stationary swing equipped with a sturdy frame made of wood or metal. Side supports are generally A-shaped, they evenly distribute the force of gravity, good withstand vibrations. Such swings can easily be equipped with two or three individual seats or one large for 2 - 3 persons.
- Suspension and frame. Stationary and portable models areand suspended carcass. As the name suggests, that some hangers mounted on to the support, while others are stable rigid frame. Overhead view of a very simple to make from scrap materials. The main thing to choose the basis for the seat and a rope or chain as a suspension. For the manufacture of a wireframe model it takes more time and materials. To obtain a clean product and suitable for the size of a child or adult, you want to figure manufacturing.
- For the whole family. To fit the whole family, including adults andchildren need a lot of space. Therefore, family swings characterized by a large roomy bench with backrest and reliable stable frame capable of supporting the weight of about 200 - 250 kg. It is equipped with such a canopy swing, so they sit comfortably during rain and in the sun. The area around the swing of landscaped: put a barbecue, planted ornamental foliage and flowers, spread a garden path.
- child. Swings for children are varied: pendulum, suspended in the form of boats, with armchairs and ordinary wooden seats, portable, framed in a hammock. They come up with an interesting design, pick an unusual shape and bright colors, but the main thing - always provide for safe use. If they will ride a child of preschool age, it is better to equip seat belts.
Important. During skiing children can put aside your arms or legs, caught at the same side of the rack. It is better to think in advance about the situation, and place the rack in the yard away from the seat for safety reasons.
- Swing-pendulum. Their different balancer also called aschildren on their balance. This model differs from previous ones on the swing style. Ride on them can only be together, pushing your feet off the ground. Making a rocking chair for children in the country, it is important to well-concreted base. This will provide stability and structure fortress.
From what we can swing?
If ordinary swing made mostly of metal, wood or plastic, bright, to home-made models are very different. They can make any of the materials at hand:
- From tires. Casings hung horizontally to a support. For this purpose, it is drilled in four places in the holes and fasten the rope is pulled them. Ropes top picks carabiner to the crossbar. Instead, you can use rope chain, which is below the tire fixed bolt. The chain with the tire can be thrown over a thick branch of a tree.
- From rope and logs. Take any wooden base - the beam, plate, chair without legs - drilled holes in the corners, they stretch the rope and hung on a tree swing.
- From steel hoop. Swings are made of a steel hoop. To this end, it is wrapped with a cloth or foam, the inside of the braid rope in the form of webs. It should be well stretched. After suspended to the support hoop by a chain or rope.
- From tarpaulins. Seats will be a tarp or heavy piecetissue. For he will make the seat, you need to fold it in several layers until you have a rectangle. Stitched by its perimeter and is fixed by means of rivets on two steel triangles suitable size. Triangles is attached to a chain and hang on the crossbar.
Swing to the country with their own hands: step by step instructions
To make your own wooden swing for the whole family will need some skill, desire, and a set of power tools and materials:
- a circular saw;
- planks and beams made of pine or oak;
- lacquer on wood or stain;
- metal corners;
- screws, chain and strong hooks.
First, you need to purchase timber in accordance with the size of the diagram. All wood customize the size, cut and sanded carefully.
When all items are purchased and prepared in accordance with the scheme, you can start assembly. Please connect all parts of the swing seat. For this purpose, the side panels fastened seat back and cross the board. Note the slots that secure the entire structure (and shop, and support).
By attaching the armrests to the seat, proceed to assembly support frame. It is necessary to collect two identical sidedesign in the form of the letter A. To do this, take the two beams, the top of the slanting grooves which are cut out, and the bottom lines. Two beams are joined together in the shape of the letter A, after securing the transverse board design to impart rigidity.
When the side support frame and seat swing collected them treated with stain with varnish. It is desirable in several layers. Luck allow to dry completely. After that frame is collected in full, on establishing support structures crossbeam. The internal joints beams and side structure is fixed with metal corners. The corners are screwed hooks. Then it is going to the roof frame, which can be obtyanut tarpaulin or plastic sew.
Now you need to hang seat on a support. For this purpose, four bolts are fastened seat edge metal corners as shown in the photograph. For bolts with nuts attached chain. The upper edge of the circuit by means of rifles hung on hooks attached to the cross-bar.
Swing collected but swing on them is still impossible. They need to choose a location on his garden plot. Dig a hole wide depth of 15 -20 cm in size structure, set in her swing. After concreted them and give concrete screed to solidify during the week. If you can not wait for this period, the concrete can crack.
Swing to the country with their own hands: video
To see firsthand the entire assembly processrepresented by a wooden structure, watch the video. It craftsman great detail showing the assembly process of the product, and, in addition, provides useful tips for working with wood. As a result, he obtained a beautiful and sturdy swing.
Metal swing can make your own hands,if you are able to work not only with wood but with metal. To work required metal profile, a large chain, wooden beams and polyurethane sheets for roofs. The height and width are ready swings obtained 1.90 m. But you can change the dimensions on your own.
So, to give you can make your own hands andsophisticated garden swing that will last for many years, and unpretentious pendant baby rocker. In any case, your efforts will appreciate all the inhabitants of the house, from young to old.