When our swing maker's children asked if he could make some swings to put up in the back yard, he had some slices of logs left over from a garden stool project that he quickly fashioned into swings. Amazed at how much time the children spent on those swings, he decided to sell them! It seemed every game they came up with that summer somehow involved those swings.
This Wood Tree Swing is hand made from reclaimed Ash, Elm, or Maple. Once each seat is kiln dried and sanded a light coat of mineral oil is applied to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Each smooth seat is 12" in diameter and over 1 1/2" thick. The seat is then attached to 20 ft of the best 3/4" natural fiber rope available (No oil or chemicals; so it's safe for children). Appropriate for children ages 3+. Made in the USA!
My assistant's preschool teacher used to let the young children figure out for themselves how to climb on the swing and stay on like the older children did. It is a wonderful lesson for them!
Note: I do not accept responsibility for the use or misuse of the tree swing or rope. Please find a sturdy branch or beam to attach it to. It is meant for outdoor use but will certainly last longer if it is brought in during prolonged inclement weather and wintertime. The rope is a bit rough to some hands but the swingmaker has decided this is the best and most durable rope to use - so children may want to be careful and not slide their hands along the rope. You may want to protect the wood with a non-toxic polyeurythane to protect it from weather damage.
"Oh my goodness....this SWING!!!! Super awesome!" Shari M. Folsom, CA 12/3/2013