Who doesn't like a campfire?

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  1. Chenango Dave

    Chenango Dave Weekend Warrior

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    Thats awesome I guess. I've never Chived before. I looked on ther for it but couldn't find it. Can you link it here?
     
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    Very cool.
    By the heading I thought it was an anti camp fire thread.

    Great job. Looks fantastic. Did you use 4x4 or 6x6 for the uprights?
     
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    I used 6x6 for both the uprights and the top cross sections ,then 2x6's for the stabilizers.

    I finally found it on the Chive. Don't I feel special..lol..
     
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    Hey did you build or buy the swings? If bought, where did you find them?
     
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    Hey did you build or buy the swings? If bought, where did you find them?
     
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    fatsbucknut Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Beautiful work! The only thing you need to change is spin the center swing so you can fish at the same time!
     
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    Dave I think you officially have stalkers
     
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    He bought them online for around $700 (5). Ask me how I know.

    Looks great brah

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    Nice. That looks solid.
     
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    That is so awesome. Can you tell me how tall the uprights are? My wife is going to make me build her one, so I might as well get started now.
     
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    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 6x6's on top.
     
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    How do you know? I'd be interested in buying some. Way easier to buy than build.
     
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    How do you know? I'd be interested in buying. Easier to buy than build. Thanks.

     
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    Google Louisana Cypress Swings and Things inc. This is where they came from.
     
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    Officially a stalker now, OMG I love the campfire swings. This thread was linked on FB with a company selling the swings for $58.00 for 4 ft. I can afford that. Now I need to go back and make my list of wood and needs. You rock.

    Amazon.com: Jack Post Jennings Traditional 4-Foot Swing Seat in Unfinished Solid Fir with Hang Chain: Patio, Lawn & Garden

    Not a hunter but I lease my land to a responsible hunter.

    Ok the list compiled from your post:

    I didn'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.

    Thanks a lot everyone. Yeah I thought it turned out pretty sweet. 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 and had to wait a week or so for them to be shipped. Isaac - just the Cypress swings themselves were a little over $700 for all 5.

    Supplies? 12 ? 6 x 6 x 10
    6 2x6's for the stabilizers.?


    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 6x6's on top.

    6x6 for both the uprights and the top cross sections ,then 2x6's for the stabilizers.
     
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    Love It!


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    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.
    10- 3/8x8" eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings

    I think that was about it.
     
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    Does anyone have the dimensions for this project?
    The wife wants one bad
    lol
     
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    53,000 views? Viral? Damn!

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    I showed this to a few people who were out with us the other night and every single person said they saw it on Pintrest or someone's Facebook page. Dave, I agree with Caleb...your project is famous :D
     
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