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Swing Enclosure / Deck

  • July 17, 2015

mcahill
mcahill
mcahill
mcahill

I have a swing that takes a bit of space and a corner of the yard that drops off quickly from the pool and hence is not unusable.
I wanted a place for the swing and reclaiming this bit of the yard made sense. A deck made seemed in order but could easily be viewed from neighboring yards, so I decided to put up a privacy screen around it. I used a block foundation for permitting reasons.
The 4x4s either rest on the blocks in the back or directly on the ground on the sides to reduce the load on the deck itself.

So far every one seems drawn to the space and enjoys the swing.

My Ryobi 10 inch sliding miter saw and a nail gun were the primary tools.

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  • This is an innovative use of space to create privacy and an area of relaxation with some shade. I love it!
    By shorebird, on August 17, 2015

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Swing Enclosure / Deck

by mcahill
Jul 17, 2015

I have a swing that takes a bit of space and a corner of the yard that drops off quickly from the pool and hence is not unusable. I wanted a place for the swing and reclaiming this bit of the yard made sense. A deck made seemed in order but could easily be viewed from neighboring yards, so I decided to put up a privacy screen around it. I used a block foundation for permitting reasons. The 4x4s either rest on the blocks in the back or directly on the ground on the sides to reduce the load on the deck itself. So far every one seems drawn to the space and enjoys the swing. My Ryobi 10 inch sliding miter saw and a nail gun were the primary tools.