Here is a peace promoter and a queller of disturbances wherever there are very little kiddies around. It is an indoor swing that can be hung from the top of a doorcase. Further, though it may look a little complicated in the drawing, it is simplicity itself.
First take the seat and for this, as for all of the wood for the swing, use 1/2 inch thick stuff. Cut out two side bars 1 inch wide and 13 inches long and drill a 3/8 inch hole in the end of each one. Across these bars nail four cross bars 2 inches wide and 14 inches long as shown at A in Fig. 100.
Next make the sides of the swing and from each of these saw off two strips 1 inch wide and 13 inches long as shown at B. Bore a hole in each end of both sticks to match the holes in the side bars of the seat and then bore two 1/2 inch holes in both sticks and have each hole 2 1/2 inches from the end.
Saw off two strips of wood 1/2 inch thick and 1 inch wide for each side, cut down and round the ends, smear glue on them and drive them into the cross-sticks. The backs of the swing, as you will see at C, are made exactly like the sides except that they are 14 inches long, and finally a single bar 1 inch thick
B- The Sides
C- Front Bar
Fig. 1O0. Plans For The High-Low Swing
and wide and 14 inches long with a 1/2 inch hole in each end goes across the front of the swing to keep the little fellow from falling out.
Now get two pieces of good 3/8 inch thick manila rope about 10 feet long; double each piece in the middle and pass one end through the hole in the front bar, thence through two holes in the side-strips and finally through the hole in the cross-bar of the seat and then knot it.
This done pass the other end through the holes in the cross-strips of the back, then through the holes in the cross-strips of the side and last of all through the cross-bars of the seat. Fix the other piece of rope the same way and swing is done, as shown at D.
Fig. 100d. the swing ready to swing low, swing high
All you have to do now is to loop the top of the ropes over a couple of hooks screwed into the top of the door-case, put the little tot in and give him or her a swing.