Who doesn't like a campfire?

Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by Chenango Dave, May 27, 2013.

  1. Chenango Dave

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    What's better than sitting around a campfire drinking beer? How bout swinging around a campfire drinking beer.. haha

    Just finished hanging the swings on my latest project this morning. Can't wait for my next evening off to give her a trial run.

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    It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6x6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and Things and had to wait a week or more for them to be shipped.

    I din't have any building instructions to go by, pretty much just winged it. I layed out the hexagon in the yard so that center for the uprights for each bay was 7' apart because I knew I wanted to get 5' swings. I had 14' from each upright to the upright opposite of it. I'm not sure what the angles were, I just took two pieces of scrap and layed them up there and messed around cutting a few until I got the angle right. We got all the top pieces set up there before lagging them all in. Left one bay swingless so that I could carry firewood in.

    I got 6x6x10's for the uprights and they are sacreeted almost 3 feet in the ground. I guess its a little over 7 feet to the bottom of the 6x6x8's on top.

    Materials I used were
    6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete - whatever you call it) one for each upright.
    6- 6x6x10's (for the uprights)
    6- 6x6x8's for the top sections
    6- 2x6x8's for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6x6's (for strength)
    24- 3/8's x 8" lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk)
    24- 4" Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them.
    24 - 3" Deck screws for screwing the top 2x6 stabilizers to the 6x6's
    10- 3/8x8" eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings

    Hope this helps with anyone that's looking to give it a shot. Thanks for all the compliments.
    Much appreciated.
    Dave
     
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    That's very cool, how much did all the swings run ya?
     
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    Dave, that's awesome. I'll always open a thread started by you
     
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    Nicely done!!
     
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    That's a cool project.
     
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    That is AWESOME!!!!! Good work!
     
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    wow...i love that!!!!! awesome work!
     
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    are those vertical beams 6 x 6's?
     
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    Holy awesome!! I love that. Nice job Dave.
     
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    Appear to be. That thing is BURLY.

    Dave, that is SWEET! Did you build the swings, too?
     
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    Dave that's awesome! Gotta say though when you first said swinging around a campfire I wasn't thinkin that kind of swinging. Awesome job though
     
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    Wow!! Very cool>>>>>
     
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    Nicely done!

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    Awesome

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    Outstanding. Love it.
     
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    Lucky for jfergus7 he can't build things like that or I would put that on his honey do list :)

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    ya....i made the mistake of leaving those pics up on my computer, my wife saw...she wants one now..."it cant be that difficult can it?" uh oh....lol
     
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    Man that is Awesome! My wife saw it too and she loved it too and wants one! That is Amazing!!
     
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    That's awesome Dave. Nice and clean looking with the dark color
     
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    Oh yeah.... that's nice :tu:
     
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