Beautiful Things - Sept/Oct 2018
Do you have a beautiful tree on your property and feel like it’s missing something?
Last year I bought a cute little house close to old town. I call it my “Tree House," or sometimes my “Green House” because, well, it’s green. There are two beautiful oak trees, one in the back and one in the front. Since I’m really a kid at heart, I knew just what the tree (and I) needed… a tree swing!
A tree swing is a great, easy, weekend project. Who doesn’t want a fun and comfortable tree swing to enjoy on our Southern summer evenings?!
Before we get started we need to gather our supplies. Most of which you probably have laying around the house or in your garage.
- Circular Saw
- Drill with a Spade Bit to drill holes approximately 6/8 of an inch in diameter
- Measuring Tape
- Pencil or Marker
- Rope (Any old rope will due but I used “braided manila rope” aka “hemp rope”)
- 2x8 piece of wood. (mine is 4 feet, small enough for a child but comfortable enough for an adult…)
- 1 Fireman to climb in the tree to secure the rope and tie your knots… (Thanks John Glidden!)
- Electrical Tape