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Old 11-21-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Since I successfully completed a playset with a slide for my kids a couple weeks ago I want to get stuff ready for when I want to add the swings (when it's warmer) My plan is to get a 12' 4x4 and attach it to the top front corner of the guard rail 4x4 post and then attach the other end to an A-frame. I plan to get 2 10' 4x4s for the a frame and not bury/concrete them at all. I found these brackets on HD website that look almost to good to be true. They are for attaching the tops of the 4x4s at the right angle for an a frame without having to cut them at angles. Any experience with these? I'd of course get 2 and I plan to over hang the top post by about 2' for a baby swing.
http://m.homedepot.com/p/Swing-N-Sli...510/100038887/

How should I attach the other end to the top of the playset? I was thinking 2 straight brackets for the out side and inside edge, and a 90 degree for under the swing beam attaching to 4x4 post from guard rail.

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Old 11-21-2014, 04:28 PM   #2
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That bracket looks a bit thin to me, but I tend to over build everything.

I would try to use corner reinforcements for the attaching the 4x to the slide set instead of the straights, then use the 90 degree for the underneath.



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Old 11-21-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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That bracket looks a bit thin to me, but I tend to over build everything.

I would try to use corner reinforcements for the attaching the 4x to the slide set instead of the straights, then use the 90 degree for the underneath.

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Something like this ?

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Yes, that'll get it.

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Also looked at the 4x4 half base. I could attach it to the top of the front corner 4x4 and then attach both sides to the swing post. Not sure how sturdy that would be though.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #6
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Try this site for a sturdier looking A frame bracket, they also have more things for swing sets.


http://www.swingforswingset.com/Swin...meBracket.aspx




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