These free swing set plans will give you everything you need to build your children or grandchildren a swing set that they'll have fun playing on for years to come. Since you're building it yourself, you can control the cost and quality, making it likely to last for generations.
These are full plans for building a swing set so they include building instructions, color photos, diagrams, materials and supplies lists, and sometimes even videos and user tips.
The swing set plans below vary in... skill level and lumber cost. Check each plan carefully to make sure that it's right for your yard and skill level before getting started. A simple swing set will only take a weekend to build and will be fairly gentle on the budget.
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Here's a plan for a classic swing set that includes a simple wooden frame and enough room for two swings.
This free swing set plan includes a list of materials you'll need and step-by-step building directions with plenty of color photos.
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Popular Mechanics has a free swing set plan that is built partially form a kit with certain aspects like the frame and attached fort built from purchased lumber. Using a kit can be a great shortcut and ensures that you get the swing set done in a weekend.
The free plan includes a materials list, building instructions, and lots of color photos.
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This couple set out to make a play set for their kids based on a popular style you can buy for thousands at the store.
Their blogs takes you through each part of building the play set including full plans for an attached swing set. There are diagrams, photos, and more to help you along the way.
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If building a swing set sounds like too much of a project, consider building an old-fashioned tree swing.
This free plan from Mother Earth News will step you thorough how to build one with written directions and diagrams.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Here's a free swing set plan that's meant to be attached to an existing playhouse but would be easy to modify for a stand alone swing set.
The free swing set plans includes a materials and tools list, diagrams, and step-by-step directions.
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This free swing set plan will build you a club house with swings, slide, climbing wall, and a play area. The plans make it easy to customize if you want to make any changes.
All steps and blueprints are available as a downloadable PDF file.
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Here's a 3-part swing set plan that goes into lots of details on how to build this freestanding swing set and make it safe and look great for the kids.
This set is built from all pressured treated wood and is done for under $500. You'll find photos, diagrams, tools and cutting list as well as written instructions.
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Build the kids a homemade backyard swing set with these free plans from Mother Earth News.
Part of the free plan includes diagrams, photos, materials list, and written directions.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Here's a plan for a swing set that will make quite a statement in your back yard with it's A-frame shape.
A materials list, written directions, finishing directions, and color photos are all included in this free swing set plan from HGTV.
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DIY Network has designed this swing set that has a single swing but also a climbing wall and a secret fort off to one side.
This A-frame swing set is for a more advanced woodworking and will take about two days from start to finish.
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Over at Instructables, you can find a homemade playset plan that includes two swings, a slide, and some elevated areas to play on.
From planning to adding the finishing touches, this homemade playset plan will walk you through the building process.