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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This couple 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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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 the 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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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 include a materials and tools list, diagrams, and step-by-step directions.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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This free swing set plan will build you a clubhouse 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 pressure-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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Here's a 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.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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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.
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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.
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