Precut hobby wood 4" wide and 1/4" thick, 2 feet long
48" wood lath cut into 1 and 2 foot pieces
Clothesline or rope
Staple gun (optional)
For a tri-level swing, you’ll need six 4in wide by 1/4in thick by 2ft long hobby precuts, about 30 ft of rope, two hooks that can screw into ceiling studs, and 5 4ft wood laths. Look for the precut wood in the “hobby wood” section, and wood lath somewhere in the pine boards section at Home Depot. The hobby precuts are a couple of dollar each, and the wood lath is about 50 cents each (pick the lath carefully, looking for ones that are straight and have minimal knots).
Start construction by sanding your wood. The hobby precuts will need minimal sanding, but the wood lath will need more.
Next, cut your wood lath. For each level you need two 2-ft lengths and two 1-ft lengths.
Lay two of the hobby precuts down on the ground with about 2-3 inches between them, as shown below. Use wood glue to glue a 1-ft length of lath on each end of the hobby precuts, as you see below. Make sure the lath piece extends a bit off to the side of each precut.