Swing set planning software?


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Old 04-27-23, 06:29 PM
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Swing set planning software?

I was planning on building my kids a swing set. I'd like to know if there's any software that exists out there for building something like this. Right now my plan is to build two "towers" and have a span between them for the swings, and have a slide on one tower, and use the span as a bridge between the two. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-28-23, 04:34 AM
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I don't know about software, but there should be plenty of plans available on line, some free.

Here's a few:

https://morningchores.com/swing-set-plans/
https://paulsplayhouses.com/collecti...ayground-plans
https://www.itsoverflowing.com/diy-swing-set-plans/


 

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There are several+ design softwares out there. The question is is building a swing set worth the time to learn a program? And, back in the day when big box home centers had a book section there were usually several books on kids play structures and clubhouses.
 
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Oh cool. Thank you. That gave me some good ideas. I take it I need pressure treated for everything? One other thing, I want to put mulch down. How do I contain it? Can I use that plastic stuff or should I enclose it with 2x4s?
 
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Old 04-28-23, 01:50 PM
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Often see the treated landscape timbers used for that. They're relatively cheap. They can be anchored by drilling holes in them and driving short sections of rebar into ground or you can use the big spikes they call "wharf nails".
 
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Old 04-29-23, 07:53 AM
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I want to put mulch down.
Kid rubber play mulch?

Your actually building a couple of mini decks with swings attached. Might ant to read up on PT and kids play equipment, PT isnt as bad as it used to be but maybe cedar/composite would be better!
 
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I see. Marq1 can you suggest some reading?
 
 

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