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To secure with nails or screws. the A supporting member. to an “A” frame
Tilt an “A” frame against the beam in a sort of a 3-sided pyramid shape so that the beam, “A” frame top and diagonal To make rigid. all align.
Ensure that the top end of the beam is overhanging the “A” frame by 100mm (4″) and that the beam is at right angles (90°) to the “A” frame. Refer to the plan (Page one) if necessary.
Then, fix the beam to the “A” frame with Covered with a protective coating of zinc. nail-on plates. See fastening details (Page two) and fig.13.
Stand the frame upright
Stand the frame upright and balance the beam on the top of the other “A” frame with the beam overhanging 100mm (4″). See fig.14.
Ensure that the beam is at right angles (90°) to the “A” frame and then secure by nailing through the U-shaped nail-on bracket into the beam.
Add a brace and make secure
Add the diagonal brace and fix in place with 100mm (4″) galvanized nails and nail-on plates. See fig.15.
For further reference on fixing and nail-on plates go to fastening details (Page two).
Attach the seat chain
Now it’s just simply a matter of hanging the swing seat.
Insert two 150mm (6″) bolts through the beam above the swing seat, one at each end.
The bolts will protrude above the top of the beam by about 50mm (2″).
A chain link can then be fitted over each A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. The nail not including the head. on top of the beam and held in place with washers and nuts. See fig.16.
For plans and instructions on how to make a swing seat click here