Get The Old Skateboard Out of the Garage
Store-bought swings can be expense. Save money by using an old skateboard, some sturdy rope and a couple of dowels for the handles.
Remove the Trucks
Use a screwdriver or a drill with a driver bit to remove the wheels and axle from the skateboard deck.
Determine Rope Placement
Determine where to drill holes for the swing’s rope. We placed ours just before the deck’s curve, two inches in from each side.
Drill holes in the skateboard deck using a drill bit to match the thickness of your rope.
Drill Holes in Handles
Drill two holes at each end of the dowel, approximately two inches from the end. Sand around the holes to smooth out the wood.
Paint and Decorate as Desired
Paint the dowels to match the skateboard.
Secure the Handles
Run the rope through the dowels making a knot at each end to hold the dowel securely in place.
Secure the Deck
Run the end of the rope through the skateboard deck and tie it securely. The dowels should sit about 12 to 18 inches above the seat.
Hang the Swing
Tie the rope to a tree or secure to a swing-set bar with hooks.