Kids should spend as much time outdoors as possible, right? But we want them safe in our own backyards where we can keep a close eye, especially the little ones. So you might want to think about adding some fun to your outdoor space! These are the best DIY swing set plans we found, and we know at least one of them will be perfect for your kiddos! So pull out the saw, dig out the drill and visit the home improvement store… we are going to make DIY swing sets!
The Best DIY Swing Set Plans
How to Prep Your Yard for a Swing Set
Before you get started choosing a swing set plan you love, jump on over to ‘Home Depot’ and learn all about how to prep your yard for a swing set, including choosing a surface material.
How to Build a Swing Set
If you just want a basic wooden swing set plan, then ‘HGTV’ has just the tutorial for you. This is an easy DIY project for the beginning woodworker, and has a complete supply list and step by step instructions.
Cool Kids Outdoor Swing Set Plans
Want the coolest yard on the block? These are the best DIY swing set plans we’ve seen yet! Make this Mid Century styled kids outdoor swing set with the complete plans and instructions from ‘A Beautiful Mess’. The playhouse section alone is awesome!
These kids outdoor swing set plans from ‘DIY Network’ include a climbing wall and an A-frame fort! This pretty much means you have something to do for kids of all ages. Love the idea of the climbing wall for helping younger kids to develop muscles, and older kids to develop self confidence!
If you want a DIY swing set plan that has shade for the little ones, try this DIY pergola swing set from ‘Only From Scratch’. This looks sturdy enough to stand up to 10 kids, and it cost less than $300 to make!
DIY Tree Swing
If you have a giant tree in your backyard, then you are in the perfect spot to make this DIY tree swing for your little one! (Or, your big ones!) From one of our fav DIY bloggers, ‘Jen Woodhouse’, check out the easy tree swing plans for this fun and charming DIY!
DIY Swing Set Kits & Hardware You Can Buy
If you want to just order a swing set kit or even just the hardware and put it all together yourself, then we have some good choices for you. Take note, when you buy the hardware and some kits, it does not include the lumber. But, we have included one where you get the wood and all, so all you have to do is spend a weekend putting it together!
If you want to put together your own kit, there are four things you will have to buy…
#1 -You can get just the brackets to create the swing set frame from ‘Amazon’ for less than $60. Then you just have to buy the lumber and swing seats for a DIY basic swing set. These brackets even have an 18 month warranty
#2 – Next you will need the Swing Hangers, and you can get those from ‘Amazon’ as well.
#3 – Get a 2 pack of swing seats f0r less than $50, and you are almost there! These are extra long sling seats with plastic coated chains and snap hooks for easy adjustment. From ‘Amazon’.
#4 – Last, you just need to buy the lumber for your DIY swing set! Here is a finished version using the hardware kit we just mentioned.
If you want to order all the hardware to build, then this Ready To Build Swing Set Kit is the choice for you. It includes two swing seats and a trapeze bar, and all the hardware you need. From ‘Wayfair’. All you need after that is the lumber!
** If this is sold out, then try this kit.
The Wrangler Custom Wooden DIY Swing Set Kit from ‘Wayfair’ comes with everything you need to make this tower fort and swing set combo… From the hardware down to the sling seats. All you need is wood and the plastic slide. Great reviews on this swing set kit.
** And again, if this is sold out, then try this kit.
We know it can be tough finding swing set kits right now, but we found this metal swing set that comes complete with everything… no wood is even needed. The Little Brutus set is made with powder coated steel, comes with 3 swings, anchors and hardware, and a one year warranty. It also comes with free shipping! It is more expensive than the kits, but remember, you don’t have to buy the lumber. Hurry, before they sell out!
** If sold out, try this one from Amazon (for younger kids) and this one from Amazon for older kids.