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Build some outdoor fun!
My son and I found the perfect tree for a rope swing! I’ve been making these for years and donating them to school fairs, etc. Now we finally have one in our yard.

Find the perfect tree, create a seat using ready made pieces, and you'll have a summer full of outdoor fun!

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  • How to make an outdoor accessory. Watermelon Rope Swing - Step 1
    Step 1

    Add a hole (for the rope) to the center of a pre-made wooden table top. Nail support wood across the bottom to keep everything sturdy.

  • How to make an outdoor accessory. Watermelon Rope Swing - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the entire piece with paint primer. Sketch out the design (see blog for watermelon tutorial), paint it in, and add 2 coats of outdoor sealer.

  • How to make an outdoor accessory. Watermelon Rope Swing - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tie off your heavy duty rope to a healthy tree and enjoy!

  • How to make an outdoor accessory. Watermelon Rope Swing - Step 4
    Step 4

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