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dcd22 11-21-2011 01:04 PM

"T" Frame Swingset
So, I was at the park with my son this weekend and came accross a steel structure (made of tublat steel) for a swing set. It was a "T" shape, with 2 steep poles running up the center, then a steel pole accross the top with a swing hanging on each side, nice and simple.

GOt me thinking about building something like that in my backyard. My thought was, 2 6x6 vertical cemented into the ground (3 to 4 ft) and then another 6x6 accross the top with a swing on each size. I would use lag bolts, mending plates and corner brackets to fasten it all.

Anyone have any thoughts on this style of swingset? cant find plan's or even pictures anywhere, just always run accross the A frame style.

Evstarr 11-21-2011 01:08 PM

Seems to me that it wouldn't be as stiff in wood as the steel one at the park. I think it would sway more. And the post would eventually break off at the ground.

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