For a while now, my wife has wanted an old fashioned swing to be attached to the large limb jutting from an ancient white oak in our back yard. By old fashioned she meant a piece of wood (probably a 2X6X24 plank) with rope attached to either side, then up to the tree limb.
Well I have the rope and the wood…now I only need to attach it to the limb. The limb is roughly 25 feet off the ground, and roughly 15 inches in diameter. Should I affix some sort of rubber to the nylon climbing rope? Where the rope will be touching the tree? Should I put some sort of mat there? Maybe drill out space for half inch eye bolts and put the rope through them? I’m certainly not going to use chain…I don’t want to cut through the tree after a hundred swings…Any Ideas?