Garden furniture

Wooden swings


The wooden swing is a swing made entirely of this material. It is a natural material that offers a certain stability to the entire structure. Usually, compared to the plastic swing, it is much more bulky. For this reason the market has presented alternatives for those with a rather small garden. The wood, before being used for the realization of a swing, is subjected to certain treatments that guarantee a good durability over time. The structure made of wood certainly has a considerable weight and is fixed directly into the ground because, being exposed to the elements even during the winter period, it must show a certain stability. Also in this case it is possible to choose it in the version with open or closed seat. It is often preferable to have a swing that has an open seat and a closed one in such a way as to face a single expense.


The main feature of this swing model is undoubtedly the use of the material, which is rather used in the garden furnishing sector. Of course, compared to plastic, wood has different characteristics because, while plastic does not need any kind of maintenance over time, wood, despite being treated, may need to be retouched over the years. The main reason why the wooden swing for private gardens is so little used is above all the weight of the structure, in addition to the fact that it occupies more space. It is also true that wood remains the material par excellence that blends better with the natural environment. Precisely for this reason the alternative of wood for the construction of the swings was created, for those who wish to have also the playground area made up of this material.


Who has a particular skill in woodworking can also deal with the creation of a swing. Basically the wooden swing can be made following the same shape as the classic swings: it is therefore necessary to create a rather solid structure to which the seat can be connected. Naturally each element must be of adequate proportions, and the structure, at the time of use, must be safe. By making a small outline to follow, the material needed for its construction is better indicated. It is also important to have some free time to devote to the construction of the swing. Ground fixing is another very important phase. After an entire winter it is preferable to check its stability before using it. Alternatively, those wishing to create a model that requires less time and less effort can choose a tree from their garden with rather sturdy branches and tie two fumes connected to a seat. The height of the swing must be appropriate to that of the child, otherwise it will not swing.


The wooden swing certainly has higher costs than a plastic swing, but it is undeniable that the aesthetic aspect is certainly different. It is therefore a choice that is up to the customer only, a matter of taste for which the customer relates the cost in proportion to the quality of the game. Wood also requires some maintenance over the years, so it is important that the customer is also willing to intervene with minor adjustments.

How to choose it

The wooden swing can be composed of a single structure with a single seat or with two seats, basically it appears in the various models always with the same shape. The choice therefore is a very personal matter that can often also be made in relation to cost. The wood is left in natural color, so it is possible to see also the veins. If the customer wants to renew it, he can always use a paint to make it more cheerful and lively. By going to a store specializing in children's games or garden games, you can see how vast the choice is. Moreover, generally the wooden swing is able to support a rather considerable weight and therefore it is a game that will accompany the child until it is grown. In any case, it is important to always check that the price corresponds to the quality, and that it is a safe swing for the child's safety. Usually the transport and assembly are carried out directly by the shop that makes the sale, because the swing itself has a rather cumbersome structure.

Wooden swings: garden games: Where to find wooden swings

One of the main problems when you want to buy a wooden swing is the fact that it's not easy to find it, so you need to know where to look for it. Normally this type of product is found in children's toy stores or outdoor furniture stores. It must be said that compared to models made of plastic, it is certainly a less requested item. If we really do not find it in these stores, the ideal and most suitable solution is to contact a carpenter, with the possibility of requesting it to measure and have it customized to suit your space and taste requirements.