Paul's Swing Set・2-Sizes

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Frankly in today's culture, if you have a back yard and at least one kid, you absolutely must have a mini-play-set behind your house or else you're simply a bad person.  How dare you not give your child something fun to play on and get their state required exercise!

Of course like most people, you really don't feel like dumping over a grand on something they'll just outgrow in a few years.  Never fear, Paul's free swing-set plan is here.  Sure it'll take you a few hours of your time to build, but it'll cost you 1/4 the price you'd pay to buy the same thing fully intact.  So what are you still waiting for?  Choose between our Standard Size plan, or our Deluxe Size that's designed for two 7' deck height slides.

Looking for a larger swing set design?  See our 2 level, 6x6 & 8x8 swing set plan.

Features:

  • 28 ft² side platform
  • Double horizontal swing beams design for monkey bars
  • Three ladders
  • Room for slide or cargo net
  • Free Standing
  • 21 page, step by step plan

Plan Category:

🪚 Free Playset Plans

Materials (Standard):

Decking:
( 9 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'

Framing:

2x4:
( 8 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 4 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 2 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

2x6:
( 9 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 1 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 2 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

4x4:
( 2 )  4” x 4” x 8'

4x6:
( 1 )  4” x 6” x 8'
( 4 )  4” x 6” x 10'
( 2 )  4” x 6” x 12'

Materials (Deluxe):

Decking:
( 18 ) 5/4” x 6” x 8'

2x2:
( 15 ) 2” x 2” x 8'

2x4:
( 4 ) 2” x 4” x 8'
( 1 ) 2” x 4” x 10'
( 5 ) 2” x 4” x 12'

2x6:
( 16 ) 2” x 6” x 8'
( 3 ) 2” x 6” x 10'
( 4 ) 2” x 6” x 12'

4x4:
( 2 )  4” x 4” x 10'
( 2 )  4” x 4” x 12'

4x6:
( 2 )  4” x 6” x 10'
( 4 )  4” x 6” x 12'

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Customer Reviews

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Joshua Fox
Quality plans

Very clear and easy to follow plans

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Kadri
Greetings

Please can you send me a cad file, if you have it. Thank you for your time.

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Aidan
Sturdy + Straightforward

This is an amazing plan, even more amazing that it is free. It doesn't require any special skills because everything is explained in the plan. The structure is amazingly strong - it's basically like building a mini deck - and could easily hold several adults. I was able to shorten the span to 7 feet because my backyard is quite narrow, and it can still safely hold two swings. Although the playset looks simple, it actually has a lot going on: three ladders, a slide, two swings and monkey bars. I also added a tire swing to the lower deck, and purchased a playset steering wheel and telescope. My daughter plays on it from morning until evening and doesn't get bored. Unlike an overly prescriptive prefab set, this design seems to encourage open ended play and various simple combinations of moving through the equipment. Kids can definitely tell the difference between a cheap prefab set and something like this that is strong, made with good materials, and will hold up to rough play.

I learned a lot from making this plan, thanks to the clear instructions and the accompanying "How to Frame" document Paul provides.

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Joe Ewer
Great Swing Set

We downloaded 'Paul's Swingset' plans to see what they were like prior to purchasing any plans. The plans were really easy to use. The swingset is incredibly sturdy. We have recently been hit with a wind storm that tore the pump shed apart but didn't move the swing set an inch. We will be purchasing the Sunny Vally Loco plans for a spring time building project. Oh yes, our son absolutely loves the swing set.

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Mike
Great plan, fun build!

My kids and I put this together over the course of a week and had a blast doing it! Good design, easy to follow for anyone