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I saw how expensive these were to buy and I thought I could build one for my son in a budget. So here you are, all for around £300.

Step 1: Sketch It Out

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Write down or draw what you want to build. I did quite a few sketches first.
Subotai1 year ago
Bobey1 year ago
Veverly291 year ago
This is awesome! I gotta get my hubby to build this in our backyard! I would love to play in this. If I am feeling nice and generous I'll let my children play in it too!
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for my instructable
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks chipper
chipper351 year ago
Extremely clever!!
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks awesomness2002
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Hi niallw
I will try to put a full list together. You could use hangers but I had a nail gun with 6" nails
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Hi mandrews1
I think you are right. I will be putting a few braces in
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Hi kperea
It cost approximately £300 and on and off about 50-60 man hours
NiallW1 year ago
Can you provide a parts list for if I wanted to buy the wood to build it?

The rafters are supported just by a nail into the end grain? No joint hangers?
mandrews11 year ago
looks great, but I would prefer to see a little bit of bracing underneath.

What was your total cost and how many hours to build it?
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Hi Monty
I did think of that so I bought all the main supporting timbers in tanalised wood and these should last 30 to 60 years. Maybe I could still use it in my old age.


monty3241 year ago
That is impressive but by 'creting in the posts they will rot. Voted
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Hi tim
Thanks for the comms. I thought 2x6 as well but was advised 2x4 is good enough for raised decks with adults walking on them so should be ok for a couple of kids.
tim_n1 year ago
Looks good, I like the tyre swing! I'd have been tempted to use 2x6 for the bracing for it and the walkway underneath. 2x4 is a little wimpy for this sort of thing, but I'm sure it's fine for a small child though.
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks velorna. Please vote for me. The hammock would look great hanging inside
velorna1 year ago
Great job, looks great!
rchauhan6 (author) 1 year ago
The base wood from pallets. I find pallet wood is generally good quality as most of it is pressure treated and lasts up to the elements
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allybongo1 year ago
what did you use for ballisters?