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I am interested in building a wooden tree swing out of redwood for my 1 year old grandson, the kind that has the bar across the front. I have looked high and low for detailed DIY plans and am having no luck. Does anyone know where I might locate such plans?
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I am interested in building a wooden tree swing out of redwood for my 1 year old grandson, the kind that has the bar across the front. I have looked high and low for detailed DIY plans and am having no luck. Does anyone know where I might locate such plans?
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Functionally redwood is pretty poor. It breaks very easily. I wouldn't want my grandson on a redwood swing. There is many different woods suitable for exterior use or the structural parts you might make out of pressure treated and stain it to match the redwood and just make the seat and back out of redwood.

As far as plans if you could post a picture we could help you make your own plans.
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Thanks for the advice on the wood types, I might try cedar.
This pic is what I had in mind.
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Guess I can't post a pic.
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Google search for "Childs swing seat plans" click on images, lots of them come up.

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