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Materials list – Fastening detail
You will need…
All the Any of the framing wood. listed below is 100×100 (4×4) stock and should be suitable for exterior use.
4 pieces at 2400 (8ft) long. Cut the legs from this.
1 piece at 2700 (9ft) long. For the A supporting member..
1 piece at 3000 (10ft) long. Cut the braces from this.
You will also need….
Covered with a protective coating of zinc. nail-on The top or bottom horizontal framing member of the wall.. 2 at 100×100 (4×4); 10 at 125×50 (2×5); 2 at 150×50 (2×6).
All of the above can be cut out of bigger size plates if necessary.
Four 12mm (1/2″) galvanized bolts 220mm (8 3/4″) long.
Two 10mm (3/8″) galvanized bolts 150mm (6″) long. To hang the swing seat chain off.
140 50mm (2″) flathead galvanized nails.
A handful of 100mm (4″) galvanized nails.
Use galvanized nail-on plate or similar, to securely fasten all the frame members to each other.
The sizes listed above can be cut out of larger pieces with a pair of tin snips or other type of plate cutters. See fig.1 and fig.2
To secure with nails or screws. the plates as shown in fig.3 with five 50mm (2″) flathead galvanized nails into each Piece of lumber that is part of a frame or structure.. That is, ten nails for each nail-on plate.
Making two galvanized U-shaped nail-on-plates
The top of each “A” frame requires a U-shaped nail-on plate as shown in fig.6.
Each U-shaped plate can be made by clamping a 150×50 (2×6) nail-on plate between two 100×100 (4×4) pieces of lumber (fig.4) and then by hammering down the parts that jut out, as shown in fig.5.
Each U-shaped plate can then be fixed to the top of the two “A” frames (as shown in fig.6) with 50mm (2″) flathead galvanized nails.
Use 12mm (1/2″) galvanized bolts 220mm (8 3/4″) long to fasten the Parallel to the horizon, flat, level. braces to the legs.
Use 100mm (4″) galvanized nails to secure members together where needed.
Use two 10mm (3/8″) galvanized bolts 150mm (6″) long to hang the swing seat chain off.