odin loves to swing and we happen to have some nice pines in the backyard just begging for a tree swing hanging off them, so i found a tutorial on how to build a tree swing that looked like it would do the trick and set out upon the task.
and i made sure the swing would be fun for kids of all ages 🙂
i beefed up the hardware and rope specs to make sure it was suitable for adults of all sizes, hung it off a branch that’s about 25 feet ( 7.6 meters ) in the air and made the seat easily adjustable so you can quickly switch between kids who are 3 feet tall and those that are, say, over 6 feet tall.
you might recall from beginning math, that a circle with a radius of 25 feet with carve out quite an arc – without too much effort you can get the swing going on a 30-40 foot glide path!
needless to say, it’s a big hit with the neighborhood kids. and their parents.