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.
RORY'S SWING SEATS SPECIFICATIONS (PDF DOWNLOAD)
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.
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.
The Rory's Tree Swing Seat ship fully assembled. Just unpack and enjoy.
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend.
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes about half a day to a day, depending on size. Pergolas need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. In some cases, you might need a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at our assembly instructions below for specific details. If you plan to pour concrete to hold the posts, the project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please do the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our pergolas. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
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 doesn’t hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you don’t 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 you’d like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish.