|I have written several specific articles on building swing sets and finding swing set plans here, and I will continue to do so.
However if you want to build a good swing set, playset, or to create swing set accessories yourself, you will need to gain some experience in DIY, woodworking, painting and more. I can’t cover everything here and there is no need to do it. Instead of that, why don’t you check some of these great blogs below?
1. DIY Life
DIY Life is a cool blog with tons of DIY projects and tips including a lot of outdoor stuff. Besides helping you on general DIY skills there are some great posts about swing sets, for example Five easy playground structures for under $100 total.
LumberJocks is one of the most complete woodworking showcases I have ever seen! It has literally thousands of projects (currently 30,000) with pictures and all. The site is also a community with blogs, forums and events. It’s a great place to learn all kind of DIY stuff and to find some great swing sets like this baby one.
3. Dan’s Shop
Dan’s Shop is the personal woodworking blog of a craftsman who gives a lot of pictures and very detailed instructions on DIY projects. Regardless the fact there is nothing about swing sets, his blog will be very useful for you.
4. Steve Snedeker’s Landscaping and Gardening Blog
Steve Snedeker’s Landscaping and Gardening Blog will not teach you woodworking neither will show you how to build a swign set. But this blog has great landscaping ideas and advice which will help you decide where and how to form the playground in your garden.
5. Outdoor Furniture Buyer’s Guide
Outdoor Furniture Buyer’s Guide is not about making but about buying outdoor furniture. Some of the posts however can give you great ideas for your swing set even if you are building it yourself. Check for example this patio loveseat!
6. I’m an Organizing Junkie
I’m an Organizing Junkie is a bit different than the other blogs listed here. Rather than specific DIY projects or buying advice you will find ideas about organizing your space, life and work. You will find inspiration for organizing your swing set building and your landscape there.
7. This Old House
Now let’s go back to blogs that deal with home improvement and DIY projects. This Old House is amazing content rich blog that has all kind of DIY and home repair tutorials, buyer guides and deal alerts. There are some cool how-to videos like for example How to Build a Tree Swing.
8. Danny Lipford
Danny Lipford is a respected expert on home improvement, but this is not the reason to include his blog here. The reason is that the blog is great and has guides and videos like this one about building a backyard swing. Pretty cool if you ask me.
9. Projects in Metal
We have covered a lot of woodworking advice sites. But what if you want to build or repair a metal swing set? Most people would give up and call a professional but you aren’t one of them, are you? Projects in Metal is a great blog for the amateur machinist. You will not find swing set plans there but you will learn a lot about how to work with metal.
10. Backyard Oasis
Finally, let’s look into some more general advice about arranging and landscaping your backyard at Backyard Oasis. But don’t think that this is just a general read – the blog has a sepcific section about backyard childrens area.
If you can add something to the list, I’ll be happy to hear!