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 another HGTV plan for a swing set that will make quite a statement in your backyard with its 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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View Along the Way set out to make a playset for their kids based on a popular style you can buy for thousands at the store. Their blogs take you through each part of building the playset including full plans for an attached swing set. There are diagrams, photos, and more to help you along the way.
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Here's a free swing set plan from Ana White 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 include a materials and tools list, diagrams, and step-by-step directions.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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DIY Clubhouse Play Set
This free swing set plan from RYOBI Nation will build you a clubhouse with swings, slides, a 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 downloadable PDF files.
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Here's a 3-part swing set plan from All Thumbs DIY 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 pressure-treated wood and is done for under $500. You'll find photos, diagrams, tools, and a cutting list as well as written instructions.
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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 more advanced woodworking and will take about two days from start to finish.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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If building a swing set sounds like too much of a project, consider building an old-fashioned tree swing. Another free plan from Mother Earth News will step you through how to build one with written directions and diagrams.