DIY Swing Set Accessories from American Swing
If you’re looking for the perfect way to surprise your little ones, a swing set is the perfect backyard project. With so many parts and pieces to a swing set, we want to ensure that you don’t miss a single step. Here’s your guide to DIY swing set accessories from American Swing.
If you’re building your own swing set, remember that fasteners are crucial. Although small in size, a fastener has an enormous task. This tiny piece of equipment works by securing your chain and allowing your seats to swing back and forth. Because a fastener ensures the overall function and safety of a swing set, you don’t want to leave this piece out.
There wouldn’t be much swinging at all without a swing chain! However, not all chains are created alike. Depending on the age of your children, there are several options to choose from. For example, our 3¼’ Soft Grip Chain is ideal for toddlers, as it provides softer grips for little hands. For older children, our 5½’ Coated Chain offers more grip and length for a higher range of motion while swinging.
Like the fastener, a swing hanger is another relatively simple part with a big job! The task of a swing hanger is to provide friction-free movement. While building your swing set, keep in mind that you need to ensure the correct size swing hanger for your project. If the swing bracket or hanger is not a perfect fit, it won’t be able to do its job effectively. To choose the correct hanger, always refer to the measurements of your frame and other equipment you’ll be using. If you have any questions along the way, contact our team at American Swing. We’re always here to help!
The perfect swing seat for your little one is determined by your child’s age and unique needs. For children ages six to 23-months old, you may consider our Full Bucket Toddler Swing Seat. This option provides added back support and a variety of other hidden safety features for toddlers.
For older children, our Flat Plastic Swing Seat is a popular option, as its design is both wider and studier to hold both small and large children. All of our seats come in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, green, and blue. To add a little more fun to your backyard project, remember to let your little ones choose the color of their seat!
Swing set additions are the perfect way to add some personality to your swing set. If you’re looking to include something unique, Trapeze Triangles are a great option for older children! This fun add-on provides cool, non-slip hand grips, so your kiddos can have fun while testing out how long they can hang. For little ones who enjoy playing telephone, our Hose Talk Horns are another great option.
Your New Playground Starts Here
These DIY swing set accessories are just the beginning of what you can find with American Swing! From tire swings to wave slides and more, our online store has everything you need for your new backyard playground. We’ll even do the heavy lifting and deliver your playground selection directly to your home. Your new swing set awaits! Shop today.