french oak swing
Rachel wanted an oak swing for her house in the Tarn et Garonne, so I found a lovely piece of oak from Nevers that was perfect for the job! Made the traditional way with pegged braces underneath at either end to prevent the seat splitting, it should last a lifetime. The seat is comfortable for one adult bottom or two children’s!
I always use polyhemp rope for its natural, organic look and softness of touch. Each hanging rope has a bowline knot around the branch (which allows the knot to slacken as the branch grows). The other ends are tied onto the spliced loops that thread through holes in the swing seat. Rachel’s swing is finished with two coats of Osmo teak oil, which will allow the timber to slowly silver with age.
To order a bespoke swing to suit your garden (and bottom!), please contact us today.
Adult swing, with spliced loops – £150 Child swing, with spliced loops – £125 Polyhemp rope – £2 per metre