Tree swings like they used to make them

reclaimed wooden swingOne of my children’s very favorite thing about Grandma’s house is the the swing in the backyard. We are city-dwellers after all, and swings are generally something you have to wait in line for. This one started as a little baby swing hanging from a sturdy tree branch, evolved to a tire swing, and who knows what it will become after that. Maybe even this beautiful, totally handmade swing.

The handmade tree swing
from Philly woodworkers Margaux and Walter Kent is totally made of
reclaimed wood and each one is made to order. The one in the photo is
reclaimed old growth pine, that was a 19th century house floor joice in
its past life. I’d bet if it could talk it would have some really
amazing stories.



handmade tree swingThe
swing has got nearly a 700 pound tension limit which I imagine should
cover most kids–although I love that the shop claims “we do not take
any responsibility for ruckus and mayhem that may occur on this swing.”



No responsibility perhaps; but certainly they can take some credit. I
think kids need more swing-created ruckus and mayhem in their lives. -Liz



Order the handmade tree swing and other beautiful reclaimed wood items from Etsy’s Peg and Awl. Each swing is made to order and takes 2 weeks to ship

Liz

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