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Swing Set DIY - Build A Swing Set With The Kids!

Posted on
Mar 18, 2023
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4 mins

Ever wanted to build a DIY swing set with the kids? This can be a real challenge - so you’ll need all the help you can get. To build a DIY swing set you’ll need blueprints, tools, materials and some serious patience. You’ll also need to be a skilled trades-person.

There’s a lot that’s involved when building swing sets DIY. There’s an old saying that says, ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’, and there’s definitely a lot of nuance when building DIY projects -  a lot of hidden headaches that only surface when you’re in the midst of things. Even a seasoned tradesman might find the job complicated.   

You’re not a carpenter or a welder, so where does that leave your DIY swing set plans? Luckily for you, you can still build an amazing DIY swing set with Vuly. 


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DIY Swing Set Materials 

It’s not surprising that top notch materials can be hard to find. Ordinary wood or metal just won’t cut it. Woods rots and metal rusts. If you’re thinking about creating your own swing set, you’ll need to consider how environmental factors can cause damage to your project. 

Vuly solves this problem by proving a high quality powder coated and galvanized swing frame. This ensures that the swing set lasts for years to come, with strong protection against both UV light and rain. The steel used in Vuly’s swing frames also allows a higher weight rating and makes their swing sets super sturdy. 



DIY Swing set tools

To build your own swing set you need a lot of tools. If you’re building a wooden swing set you’ll need nails, saws, hammers, drills and more. Metal swing sets might require bolts, saws and welding. Sound like a pain? That’s because it is. 

Vuly removes all the headache from building a DIY swing set. The parts are already made to measure and come with standardised tools. You won’t need to buy any additional tools or perform any complicated measurements - it’s all done for you! 


Instructions for DIY swing sets

If you plan on building a swing set from scratch, you’ll need to spend time planning - making sure everything is the size, the angles are correct and the weight bearing of the final construction is adequate for your kids. This alone can take days to do properly, and even minor mistakes can derail the whole project. 

Vuly on the other hand provides detailed instructions alongside videos. These will keep you on track and prevent the project from going sideways. If something’s missing or the parts don’t fit - as is super rare - then Vuly will provide replacements. 



Customising a DIY swing set


To make a swing set truly yours, you need to customise it. Your kids don’t want a swing set like everyone else’s - they want something special. Often the swing attachments are the most difficult part of building a DIY swing set. These are often the most intricate part of the construction and require a lot of planning - especially to get the attachment point right.  

Even when building a swing set from the ground up, many people opt to buy the final attachments as they are often difficult to construct at home.

Vuly offers a myriad of attachments for their swing sets, allowing customers to customise their swing sets exactly as they want. Everything is modularised and compatible, making building unique swing sets and swapping out swings in the future super easy. Vuly also offers many unique attachments such as basketball hoops and soccer goals which add bonus fun! 

Your kids will love Vuly’s amazing collection of swing accessories including the awesome 360 spin swing, which mimics a half pipe in skateboarding; and the seesaw swing, which allows 2 riders to swing simultaneously. 



Warranty for swing sets DIY

When you build a swing set by yourself from the ground up, the longevity of the swing set depends on how good your workmanship is. There’s no guarantee that the swing set will even make it to next Summer.

When you choose to build a DIY swing set with Vuly, you get a warranty that covers all aspects of the swing set - from frame to accessories. This is really good peace of mind that your investment is safe and will last many years.   


Safety for DIY swing sets

Safety is obviously crucial when it comes to kids play equipment. There’s a lot to consider when building a swing set. Something that many forget is testing. Testing is important to ensure that the finished design works as intended and is safe for use. It’s often difficult to test swing sets properly because there are a lot of moving parts. A swing set can be fine one day, but the wear and tear of kids swinging for a few weeks can cause the thing to fall apart.

You avoid this problem when purchasing from Vuly. Vuly’s swing sets are tested for a whopping 500,000 swings, so you can rest assured that the kids will be safe. By choosing Vuly, you guarantee your children’s safety with products that pass Australian Safety Standards.  


So what’s the best way to build a DIY swing set?

The answer is, it depends. If you’ve got all the tools, skills and materials, and an abundance of time and patience to build a swing set from scratch - then go ahead. But be warned, it’s not as easy as you think!

On the other hand, if you want to enjoy building a swing set with the kids - but want to do it over the course of a few hours then you might want to consider a swing set brand like Vuly. They are completely customisable, easy to assemble, are thoroughly tested and come with lengthy warranties for peace of mind. 

In the end it’s your decision, but it’s good to know there are other options - easier options with tons of benefits - available on the market right now. Don’t overlook them or you’ll be kicking yourself! 

Victor Volynski
Article by
Victor Volynski
Content marketer with expertise in innovative play equipment, Vic is always following the latest trends and developments in this area and trying to find the best options for maximum fun! Vic is also an ex-gymnast with 20 years of experience and holds a science degree, making him an authority on trampolines, monkey bars, and swing sets.
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