When it comes wood furniture maintenance, especially for the garden furniture, the lacquering and treatment of the pieces needs to be one of your priorities, if not the most important one. For new surfaces, made out of untreated wood, the first step is to apply a primer, as a protective layer onto the natural wood….
No matter how big your family is or what age the members are, the garden swing is something that should not miss. You can have a beautiful swing in a large garden as well as a small one, it will cheer up the sunny mornings and witness the pleasant evenings.
Of course, you can purchase a retail swing, specialized shops have a lot of options available to fit every taste and budget, but, as you probably guessed already, we are not going to talk about this. In fact, we are going to give you some ideas on how to build a swing with items that are no longer in use:
1. Old tire-swing
An old tire can be an endless
By using a chain, the swing will move smoothly, being, in this case, more appropriate than rope. The fun is guaranteed.
And, once again, we turn our attention to pallets. A pallet can be easily transformed into a swing. The down side is that it doesn’t have a back rest, but, on the other hand, it can accommodate many people simultaneously, and this could be fun or even romantic.
Paint it in happy colors and place a blanket and some pillows for comfort.
A wooden bench is something so romantic that, after you don’t longer use it for its initial purpose, it doesn’t deserve to be thrown away. All you need to do is remove the feet, carefully clean the old paint (which is probably peeling) and apply a new coat of color. After you find a suitable space, you can again enjoy the magic of the special moments.
These are just three ideas for building a garden swing. You can also use an old chair, a skateboard or whatever comes to mind. Use your imagination and creativity!
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