Archives for April 2010

Making a Tire Swing

Inexpensive

With the warmer weather here, we’re all migrating outside. If you are looking to add some simple, inexpensive play equipment for your kids, why not consider a tire swing?

Fun

For generations kids have loved to swing and twirl on tire swings. The great thing about tire swings is that they can hang from a tree or existing play equipment, depending on your needs.  Just make sure the tire swing is mounted to something that is sturdy, durable, and can withstand the weight.

Simple

Since they can be made out of old used tires, they are inexpensive. This tire swing was made with long eye bolts, washers, and nuts (holes drilled first, of course) .Eye bolts go through the top and bottom of tire. Use large washers on the bottom of the tire then a nut to tightly hold the bolt in place. It is attached to a durable chain and connectors to the chain. You can get all these items at any hardware store. They will cut the chain to the length you need. That’s it.  This swing is over eleven years old and is in great shape.

It requires no maintenance, however, make sure you empty it out after every rainfall so you don’t breed any mosquitoes!

Come See Us!

If you need an old used tire to make a tire swing, stop by the TireZoo. We’ll give you one for free; make sure you mention you saw this blog post!

Your Fun Tire Story?

Do you have a story of how you’ve used old tires for fun play equipment? Maybe you have a picture you’d like to send us? Please let us know. We’d love to post your story of creativity and thriftiness!

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Tires have never been more fun, right?!