Make a Log Swing
To swing from your tree in a seat you have made from a log you have cut just a few feet away, now that is a full circle … and this is How-to Make a Log Swing Seat.
If you think log furniture is made to just sit quietly out on the front porch, well you my friend are sadly mistaken…just remember, this ain’t your Grandpappy’s run of the mill old log furniture!
So now let’s talk about log furniture out in the yard and up in the tree!
A swing is a seat, often found at playgrounds for children, at a circus for acrobats, or on a porch for relaxing, although they may also be items of indoor furniture. The seat of a swing may be suspended either from chains or ropes. Once a swing is in motion, it continues to oscillate like a pendulum until external interference or drag brings it to a halt.
Watch the following videos and learn:
How-To Make a Log Swing Seat
So that’s a look at how-to do the log work, or woodwork, on your new swing. The techniques used here are the same as in all the log on steel furniture found on this website. For more about working with logs, click here to learn about How-to Make Log Furniture with a Chainsaw.
Metal Bend – Swing Seat
Now for the metal work, take a quick look at how-to make a jig to bend the iron brackets for your new swing.
The following video was made possible by: KingMetals.com
Well there you go, it’s just as easy as that! And just like you know How-to Make a Log Swing Seat.
As always…There’s more than one way to swing from a tree…Or your front porch!
Click here for a detailed set of blueprints how-to make a porch swing.