Timber Frame Swing Set Plan

timber frame swing set plan

This simple but fun timber frame swing set would be a great beginner’s project. Your kids will love playing with whatever you can dream up to hang from the cantilevered ends– a tire swing, climbing rope, or you name it.  The splayed legs of the main frame and the attractive knee braces supporting the ends ensure a sturdy base for hours of fun.

This timber frame plan package includes both dimensioned blueprints and detail drawings. It also has a materials list to purchase and cut the members you’ll need to complete your framing structure and tips on suggested assemblies. This package is a do-it-yourselfer’s dream!

The drawings include renderings, timber schedule, plan, elevation and sectional drawings, and all the piece and joinery details you will need to build this small timber frame swing set. Formatted in an instantly downloadable PDF designed for 8 ½” x 11’ paper that contains 16 pages.


Important Information:

Timber Frame HQ provides plans for construction purposes but does not oversee the construction. The plan purchaser is responsible for assuring the plan meets local codes and regulations. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering and specifications that may be required in the municipality in which it is to be built. Plan purchaser is to verify all lot conditions and measurements before construction. Purchaser is responsible for additional expenses incurred in order to meet local code and engineering requirements.

Customer understands that the following conditions in your specific area may require additional engineering:

  1. Wind / hurricane / tornado
  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
  6. Timber Frame Engineering

Customer understands that HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical will not be included in all plans.

When you purchase a set of plans, you are purchasing a limited copyright license for a design giving you the right to build that structure one time at your location. Your copyright license was granted when you paid the purchase fee. You do not have the right to build the design a second time unless you have a signed agreement with Timber Frame HQ. Please note that copyright law protects “derivative works” the same as it protects the original design. That means that making some changes doesn’t make it a new design. We do not allow modifications of our designs by others, without permission. Your copyright license does not allow another professional to represent our design work as their own.

Timber Frame HQ retains all common law, statutory and other reserved rights, including the copyright. This applies even when you have participated in the development of the design to a significant degree.

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13 thoughts on “Timber Frame Swing Set Plan”

  1. Before a purchase I need to know a few things to see if it is the right plan for us. The length of this to see if it fits in the space I have. I’d also like to know the height bc I don’t want to build something that won’t give a good thrilling swing for my older kids. Does this design require tie-down or cementing? Seems like that is a good idea for most A frames? If so do you recommend the easiest/best brands for this?


  2. The swing set designed to be 8’7 1/2″ from the ground to the top of the beam. It needs to be low to make the tire swing safer. Yes it is recommended that the post are setting to the ground with concrete for maximum durability.

  3. is the top beam one piece? its a 6×8? That will be the hardest part to find that size and length here in Canada but I am looking before I start this project

  4. Michael Schaefer

    Can this be made taller to support larger kids or adults, say, up to combine weight of 400 lbs.?

  5. Brice,
    I’m having trouble getting a 6×8 18′ timber locally. Would I be ok with 6×6 treated yellow pine or cedar?
    Also, on PD2 there is a mistake. In the lower left corner it calls for 8×8’s instead of 6×6’s.

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