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Heavy Duty 4" X 4" Bolt together A-Frame for Swings
For the same price or less, than buying one, half as strong. We only recommend these frames to be used with the commonly found throw away one year old warranted swings, not to be used with something you want to keep. Nothing man-made stands up to nature's temperature changes, direct sun's UV rays, and rain, not even concrete, in total exposure over time. River rocks become smooth by the wear and tear from water running over them.
Plastic breaks down and becomes brittle from the sun's UV rays and wood, if not sealed properly, decays from weather regardless of what type of wood it is, and if placed on the ground, microorganisms have lunch. If primed and painted with a flexible enamel paint this frame should last more than twenty years outdoors, and since most treated lumber is treated using arsenic poison, priming with Kilz primer and painting it with enamel will seal it. If water doesn't bead up on it like a freshly waxed car, it's not sealing. This drawing is for the swing width we build, so depending on the width of your porch swing, you would just add one foot for a five foot swing or two foot for a six foot swing, and so on.