Rory's Swing Seats
If you just need a seat to make your own wooden swing seat, the Rory's Swing seat works great with rope from your local hardware store...
Rory's Big Playground Swing (Options: Mature Redwood, Rory's Swing Seat - right, Toddler's Swing Seat - left, Transparent Premium Sealant)
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Create your own swing with a real 100% wooden swing seat.
- Design: Rory's swing seat is designed to be used with ¾” or 1” diameter rope (available at any hardware store).
- Quality: Natural weather resistant Redwood seats can be purchased with ¾” or 1” hole to match the size of your rope.
- Customize: Option to purchase all or part of the hanging hardware and choice of sealant is available under More Options.
Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
Rory's Kid's Playground Swing is sized for children ages four to nine, while the rest of the swings can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Rory's Big Playground Swing has 3" x 3" timber framing and a 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" main timber, while the beefier Rory's Grande Playground Swing is a few inched wider with 4" x 4" timber framing and a thicker main timber. The Big swing is rated for up to 500 total lbs for 2 swingers and the Grande is rated for up to 650 total lbs for large swingers! Also, check out Rory's Giant 3-Person Swing for the ultimate swinging experience!
|Swing Size||Ground Footprint L x W||Total Height||Main Timber L x W x H||Framing (full dimension)||Approx. Weight||Capacity|
|Small Kid's||7' 2" x 5'6"||6'||7' 2" x 17/8" x 5 1/2"||3" x 3"||160 lbs.||350 lbs.|
|Big||10' 8" x 8'0"||9'||10' 8" x 23/4" x 5 1/2"||3" x 3"||250 lbs.||500 lbs.|
|Grande||11' 0" x 9'0"||9'||11' 0" x 33/4" x 5 1/2"||4" x 4"||300 lbs.||650 lbs.|
|Giant||15' 1" x 12'6"||12'||17' 0" x 51/2" x 5 1/2"||4" x 4"||420 lbs.||800 lbs.|
Rory's Swing Seat Dimensions
3" thick x 2' 2" long x 5 3/4" wide. The seat has a 22 1/2" wide seating capacity (inside the eyebolts or holes). Capacity is 400 lbs. However, ultimate weight bearing capacity will depend on what you use to attach the seat (e.g., rope, chain, etc.) and what you attach it to (e.g., a tree or beam). The hanging hardware is 4"L x 2 1/4"W x 2"H.
Some customers ask us about not having to touch the chain with their hands. If you don't want to touch the chain, the easiest solution is to order the seat without chain and instead buy high quality manila rope from your local hardware store or online. If you like the idea of using chain, you can slide a plastic sleeve over the chain (at least the bottom 2 feet or so which will be touched regularly). Any hardware store has plastic tubing that can be cut to slide the chain into. If you have a large diameter old garden hose, which will do the trick also.
Toddler/Small Kid's Swing Seat Dimensions
The Toddler/Small Kid's Swing Seat is recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years old. It is 15 1/2"W x 13"D x 8 1/2"H to top of front safe
Our swings are so massive that they do not need to be secured to the ground. The only thing we recommend is that you add a few inches of gravel underneath each of the four post corners so that the posts won't settle into the ground.
Our Chain Hanging hardware is similar to the Swing hanging hardware at Playgrounds. The pivoting steel moves with the swinging motion. We use 1/4 inch thick steel plate construction.
We ship springs with each swing set. The springs allow the seat to give just a bit and is a favorite of many customers. The springs are easily added and removed depending on whether you like the softness it adds to the ride.
|All Stainless Steel Hanging Hardware to attach to beam
(eyebolts, ulinks, chain, springs & pivoting steel hangers). When you make a order please write in height and diagonal width of your beam in comment section
|All Stainless Steel Hanging Hardware to attach to tree (eyebolts, ulinks, chain, springs & pivoting steel hangers) plus chain loop with protective plastic hosing for tree branch installation. When you make a order please write in height and diameter of tree branch in comment section|
We ship 1/4" thick stainless steel chain assuming your beam or tree branch is 10 ft off the ground. If you need more chain because your beam or branch is more than 10 ft off the ground, please make a note in the comment section at checkout. There is an additional charge for extra chain. If your beam or branch is less than 10 ft off the ground, please let us know the distance so we do not send extra chain unnecessarily. Thank you.
If you have a big, beautiful tree from which you'd like to hang a swing, check out our Rory's Tree Swing option. This comes with all necessary hardware to attach a swing to your tree, including the seat, eyebolts, chain, and chain loops to go around the tree limb. We recommend you use an old garden hose to wrap around the tree limb. Slice it open lengthwise and place the chain in it. Don't wrap the chain tightly around the tree limb. Give the limb some growing room. Our standard length of chain is 10 ft, plus 3 ft for the loops. But let us know at checkout if you need more or less, and we'll be glad to send you exactly the length you need.
MONEY SAVING OPTIONS
There are 2 ways to buy a Swing Seat without spending much:
- Go with Rope instead of steel chain to hang the swing. Order the swing seat alone with holes for a rope (total of 4 holes). You have the option of 1/2", 3/4" or 1" diameter holes. The wider the rope, the more comfortable it is to hold and the longer lasting. Good rope is available at most hardware stores or online. Figure out the rope size you want and order the swing seat with the same diameter holes. Just make one or two knots under the seat to hold the rope in place.
- If you prefer steel, don't buy the hardware in Stainless Steel. Our Swing chains and hardware are made of 100% stainless steel to avoid rust or stain issues. To save $, you can buy standard steel chain (1/4") and hardware at your local hardware store for a fraction of the cost. Order the seat alone and your local hardware store can provide the chain, eyebolts (set of 4 - 3/8" x 6") and the fasteners (set of 4 clasps) to tie the chain and eyebolts together.
TODDLER/SMALL KID's SWING SEAT OPTION
You can upgrade to a Toddler/Small Kid's Swing Seat on the full swing sets (with frame) in Advanced Options, as well purchase it separately. The upgrade option is $50 for one seat or $75 for two. The Toddler/Small Kid's Swing Seat is recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years old. It is 15 1/2"W x 13"D x 8 1/2"H to top of front safety bar and 9 3/4"H to top of backrest. The safety straps are included.
All our furniture ships finely sanded to 220 grit for a smooth to the touch finish.
The most popular finish is our Transparent Premium Sealant. This sealant leaves your furniture looking natural and helps keep the beautiful wood surface colors from fading for several years. We use Sikkens brand finishes because they are the best finishes on the market. For more information about our finishes and how to keep your furniture looking great year after year, please go to: https://www.foreverredwood.com/redwood-furniture/care-finish/
Unfinished (fine sanding only):
If you are applying your own stain or want the surface color to fade to a "weathered look" in a few months. We do not recommend you leave your furniture unfinished outdoors for any extended period regardless of wood quality. Outdoor weather changes constantly and it is best to at least seal the wood to protect it from consistently absorbing and losing moisture.
Transparent Premium Sealant - Recommended for Outdoors:
Below are the 5 grades of wood we offer with the Transparent Premium Sealant applied. The color tones shown are close representations of the color your furniture will look like. There is no extra charge for the Transparent Premium Sealant:
(10 yr Warranty)
(10 yr Warranty)
(15 yr Warranty)
(20 yr Warranty)
Old Growth Redwood
(30 yr Warranty)
We also offer the Transparent Premium Sealant with the following stains. There is a small charge for adding these stains because it increases the total amount of coats to 4 with the sealant as the final coats:
Black Premium Stain
TIGER STRIPE EFFECT
Douglas-Fir when stained dark creates a "tiger stripe" effect as shown in this photo. It is beautiful and most customers love it. If you are looking for a dark consistent stain and do not want to see a “tiger stripe effect”, please go with any of the Redwood grades for a more consistent stain finish.
Off-White Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a light color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for one final coat.
Gray Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a darker color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for the final coat.
Custom Paint Finish (go to BenjaminMoore.com):
Have Forever Redwood paint your order any color you like. We prefer to use Benjamin Moore paints because they make excellent quality products and offer a huge selection of paints and colors to choose from.
Benjamin Moore: Black Stain, 2131-10
First select the type of paint you want: Benjaminmoore.com
Then click the colors tab and choose from the almost endless amount of colors offered.
Just select the Custom Paint finish option and in the Comment box enter the type of paint and the name and number of the color you would like. We will confirm your custom paint request within 24 hours of receiving your order and we will order the paint for you and apply per the specified directions. You only need to let us know the type of paint and the color name and number and we will do the rest.
The Rory's Tree Swing Seat ship fully assembled. Just unpack and enjoy.
To download assembly instructions for any of our other items, please go to: Assembly
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish
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