How To Build A Swing Between Two Trees. Few things in a home landscape are as simple and sweet as a homemade swing hanging freely from an old tree. We show what we do every day.
Pull both cables taut at a point at least 8 feet from the ground, holding them in the midpoint between the two trees and cut them at this length. Simply apply the same strategy when you nail the board to both tree trunks and consider the distance between the two trees. Choose a hardwood like western red cedar or oak.