Street swings with suspensions on chains are equally widespread in the playgrounds of the courtyards of high-rise buildings and on private diseases. They can have different options for supporting frames, in the form of the letter “L”, “P”, or “A”, their seats may look like a board, bench, or as a common wheel. But all of them combines the choice of chains as suspensions that are easily adjustable in height.
Chains on kacheli
The chain with a thickness of a link at 15 or 20 mm can withstand five large man, even with a margin. It is never stretched, serves dozens of years at one level. From time to time they can break up the swing, and the chains will remain. They have a large working resource, even without lubricating suspensions. But the chains have their own flaws. When swinging, transverse seats and twisting it may occur. Besides holding hands for cold chains not very nice. This problem is solved with the help of linings that wear on the chains, in the places of hand.
Chains are very reliable, so they are used as suspensions for many designs. Swing with such suspensions can be classified at the location, age, design, material.
At the location
Often swing placed in garden sites. And if it is not purchased swinging benches under a canopy, then in most cases the owners themselves masses traditional wooden seats on the suspended chains. In the courtyards, high-rise buildings often install factory outdoor swings on metal struts with a single or double seat, with a back and armrests. As suspensions – all the same chains.
For home conditions, strong ropes or synthetic ropes are more suitable. If the situation requires exactly the chain option, the durable, steel, but more aesthetic chains are selected. Swing houses are arranged for children, so they must be reliable, but not necessarily withstanding heavy loads.
According to the age
By age, the swing is divided into children’s, teenage and adults (family). Children’s models are protected from all sides: back, handrails, seat belt. For a teenager, the swinging process itself is important, the higher, the better, they are suitable for simple seats, right up to the usual boards on chains. Adult designs are designed not so much for riding as for recreation, family gatherings.
Variety of structures
There are several types of swing, differing in design and seat material, supports and mobility.
- Mobile swings have not too much weight, which allows you to move them for any distance. These are either children’s options with a single seat, or a family-type bench-bench.
- Stationary models are deeply launched into the ground, and heavy structures are also concreted.
- Single species can be in the form of a suspended chair, or boards on chains.
- Double swings are also equipped with a board, only size more and wider. They can have two independent chairs on one crossbar.
- Multi-family (family) models include swing-benches, suspended sofas and beds. These powerful structures need suspension in the form of massive chains.
- The old auto stroke can serve as a seat for swing. It is suspended on ropes or ropes, but they are fully fit and chains. Due to the simplicity of the model, she does not need care and additional components.
Where to put a swing
Comfortable and fun to have swing in your yard. But it would be wrong to put them where. The place for the attraction should be chosen carefully. In most cases, they are installed for many years, as they are one of the favorite holiday destinations.
Choosing a place for a swing, you need to take into account a lot of important points.
- Design must be installed on a flat surface or align it.
- Soil under the swings should not be zybuchim or constantly wet.
- The attraction is not installed in the lowland where precipitation from the entire site.
- Design is better equipped with a large tree, or another source of shadow. In the extreme case, you can use the awning.
- A good place is considered a plot without drafts.
- If a family type swing is large, with an awning, mosquito net and other additions – they must be located on the platform. It can be a barbecue area with a canopy and a stove. Nearby arbor, terrace, table with benches, or garden benches, flower beds, fountain and other charms landscape design. It should be a place to leisure the whole family.
- Attractions for children are located on playgrounds, closed by shrubs, fences, awnings from the scorching sun and wind.
- Next to the swings should not grow toxic plants, allergens and turbines.
Designs made with your own hands
Swing on chains can make it easily. Those who do not want to mess around, as a seat uses a piece of boards. You can spend a little more time and make comfortable swings for children and adults who will not only entertain, but also become a place to rest, decorating the garden. It should be started with a selection of space for the future design. Then the drawing is drawn up indicating the size. Materials are selected in advance and building tools are prepared.
Already having drawings and calculations on the hands, you need to go to the prepared platform and make sure that there is enough space for the swing of moving swing.
To make a solid multi-seat seat, you need to start working from the frame. Think over the surface area and angle between the seat and back. Then prepare eight bars: four for seats and four for the back. Bruks connect pairs, at an angle, fix with bolts. One will be the basis for seating, the other – for the back. Thus, there are four paired elements, two of them will be the sides of the future shop, the remaining two products will be distributed inside the seat. Four blanks are fasten with horizontal bars: two – on the back and two – on the seat. Frame benches for swing ready.
At the next stage, the frame is cut by lamella. Each bar is drilled from the sides to consolidate it on the frame. Before the framework of the frame is to check the design parameters, the bending angle of the back. When the seat is covered with lamellas, it must be turned over and reinforced from the bottom with metal corners. Armrests of a simple geometric shape are installed on the bolts so that if necessary, they could be removed.
The finished bench is treated with antifungal agents, special impregnations, lacquered. It should be done with special care, raw parts will be destroyed outdoors from snow and rain. For the suspension of the swing, you will need two pipes. One will stay stationary on the supports, and the second, with the help of bearings, move along with the chain. Bearings are needed closed type, they are well treated with lubricant and covered with plugs.
The bench is suspended with four chains. Height is adjustable so that the adult person sitting on it could get a shoe to the ground. On the chains, for convenient girth with hands, you can wear overlays. Design is installed on prepared supports. They should look like the letter “A”, the crossbar between the columns makes them more reliable, able to withstand a multi-seat bench. Large family swings are unlikely to rock strongly, it is enough for them if the supports are inserted into the ground by 70-80 cm, but for reliability, each pillar can be concreted.
As for the suspensions, it is possible to use a metal cable to be used, which goes synchronously with the chains, if the link will open, the swing will remain hanging on the cable.
They are the most load-lifting, and you can collect them from the material accumulated in the garage, which is sorry to throw out, and the place occupies. Metal pipes will serve support. In order to fix them, cut the triangles from the remnants of the steel sheet, cutting pipes, a diameter of a little more racks, then the support poles are inserted into them.
For mounting the crossbar need to welcome the brackets, curved at an angle of 90 degrees. They can be done by cutting out of old pipes. The suspensions are performed using chains, rings and bearings. The skeleton for the seat can be made from profile square pipes, to take the sidewalls from old metal boxes or trimming of other iron structures. All bends should be secured by corners.
Ready swings thoroughly cleaned, ground and cover paint.
Swing from pallets
Flight remaining after repair work are often used to arrange a swing. They are well handled to full smoothness to avoid the contacts when operating the product. Then coated with antifungal impregnations and varnish. Pallet can be cut and accomplished in the form of a bench, connecting the back and seat with metal corners. And you can simply hang on the circuit to the whole plane, put the mattress and cushions for comfort on the hanging bed.
Chains Fuck through the double pallet design and are fixed in several places to prevent slipping. All this is suspended to the beam on the supports, that is, everything is performed as any other models. Swing on chains are beautiful and reliable, they are withstanding a whole family, and if you suspend the cavity or awning shelter, they will be the best place to communicate or relaxation.
How to make a swing on chains with your own hands, look in the following video.