Handmade Milk Paint Tree Swing
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There’s something utterly magical about a simple wooden swing hanging from your favorite backyard tree. This version, responsibly sourced from cypress and painted with milk paint, evokes the carefree, endless summer days of our childhoods. Hang it from a stately tree branch or wooden beam using the included rope (it’s made from Pro-Manila, a synthetic fiber that will last and last over time.) Choose from a round, 10.5” swing or a 24” rectangular one for your kids or your kid-at-heart.
Round Single Swing: 10.5" in diameter x 2" thick, rope is 20′ with 5600 lb. breaking strength; 24" Swing: 24" L x 7.5" W x 2" thick, rope is 25′ on each side with 5600 lb. breaking strength
Photography by Rocky Luten & Ren Fuller
Details & Materials -
Responsibly-sourced cypress. Painted with milk paint (organic, milk-based paint that contains no lead, no mercury, and no VOCs), and finished with tung oil. Rope is Pro-Manila 5/8" synthetic fiber.
Care & Notes -
Round Single Swing uses Pro-Manila rope that is looped through the seat and secured with a square knot. Includes 20 feet of rope to attach to a tree branch or beam. On average, plan to use 5′ to 7′ of rope to tie to the tree.
24" Swing The uses Pro-Manila rope that is looped through the seat and secured with a five loop fisherman’s knot.
Pro-Manila rope is a synthetic fiber and will not deteriorate over time due to moisture.
For instructions on how to hang the tree, please watch this video.
Meet the Maker
Peg and Awl is comprised of a husband and wife team who take pleasure in making beautiful woodwork from found objects. They live and work in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.View Full Profile
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