Amazing Firepit Swing Design Start To Finish, Who Want's To Build One?


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What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. How does it look? Materials:

6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright.

6- 6x6x10’s (for the uprights)

6- 6x6x8’s for the top sections

6- 2x6x8’s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6’s (for strength)

24- 3/8’s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk) 24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them.

24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6’s 10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings




” I din’t have any building instructions to go by, pretty much just winged it. I layed out the hexagon in the yard so that center for the uprights for each bay was 7′ apart because I knew I wanted to get 5′ swings. I had 14′ from each upright to the upright opposite of it. I’m not sure what the angles were, I just took two pieces of scrap and layed them up there and messed around cutting a few until I got the angle right. We got all the top pieces set up there before lagging them all in. Left one bay swingless so that I could carry firewood in. I got 6x6x10’s for the uprights and they are sacreeted almost 3 feet in the ground. I guess its a little over 7 feet to the bottom of the 6x6x8’s on top. ” Chenango Dave (owner)

 

via:  Goods Home Design

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