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Introduction – Plans and individual pieces
Introduction (scroll down for Plans)
The footprint (ground area) of this swing seat support frame is 2700mm (9ft) x 2100mm (7ft).
The overall height is 2025mm (81″).
Although this support frame is purpose-made for a particular swing seat, it can also be used to support numerous other utilities such as swings or maybe a glide-ride, and is even capable of accommodating certain types of gym equipment.
It is a very solid frame and basically consists of two end A-frames designed to minimize front and back movement, a A supporting member. which sits on top and two braces designed to minimize sideways movement.
The Any of the framing wood. used in this project is 100 by 100 (4×4) stock, which means that the lumber is 100 millimeters (4″) wide by 100 millimeters (4″) thick. This is a very common stock size and should be readily obtainable from most lumber or building supply yards. If you prefer to use smooth lumber as opposed to rough, that generally means that the Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees has been planed or Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. and therefore the size of the lumber will be slightly smaller, but that does not matter. Most important is that the lumber is suitable for outside use and strong enough for the job, which basically means the stock should be reasonably straight-grained and contain very few knots – definitely no big knots. Your local lumber supplier will be able to advise you on the most suitable types of lumber available and also what safety precautions might need to be taken while working with any particular type of lumber. For example, when working with Pressure treated. Refers to lumber that is treated in such a way that the sealer is forced into the pores of the wood. Refers to lumber pressure sprayed with chemicals to lengthen its life expectancy for outside use or inground applications. lumber you will need to wear appropriate clothing, gloves and mask while cutting or shaving and certain waste disposal and clean up rules must be adhered to.
Below are the plans followed by a description of each Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure..
[a] A-frame leg 100×100 (4×4) stock suitable for exterior use. Cut 4 pieces to length as shown above. Angle cut each end 26.6 degrees A line across the face of a piece of wood (at right angles to the length) is a square line. A line deviating from the square line is off square. Off-square refers to how many degrees the off square line is in relation to the square line. For example, a line at a 5 degrees angle to the square line, is 5 degrees off square.. There is more information on how to mark and cut the angles in the instruction page.
[b] Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. To make rigid. 100×100 (4×4) stock suitable for exterior use. Cut two pieces to length as shown above. Angle cut each end 26.6 degrees off square.
[c] Diagonal brace 100×100 (4×4) stock suitable for exterior use. Cut two pieces to length as shown above. Angle cut each end 45 degrees off square.
[d] Beam 100×100 (4×4) stock suitable for exterior use. Cut one piece to length as shown above.