Thursday, May 5, 2011

the original tree swing :: classic fun {giveaway}


There are few toys as classically timeless as a tree swing. I'm not talking about the cheap renditions made of hollowed out plastic with seats have a 30 lb. weight limit and that are meant to last for all of 60 seconds. I'm talking about good, old-fashioned tree swings with seats made of solid wood and with real ropes that are built to last. I'm talking about tree swings like the kind made by The Original Tree Swing.

A family owned and operated business, The Original Tree Swing, has a great selection of classic wooden toys including what I consider to be the ultimate of tree swings.

Each Original Tree Swing seat is hand made out of reclaimed Elm (from trees that would otherwise have ended up in the city dump). Once each seat is kiln dried and sanded a light coat of mineral oil is applied to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Before shipping each seat is packaged with either 20 or 30 ft. of the best 3/4" natural fiber rope available (no oil or chemicals so it's safe for your kiddos).

The Original Tree Swing is meant for ages 3+, but the swing is very sturdy and it's so well made that I didn't have any second thoughts about taking a ride myself (and it was FUN!!!). Weight limits are going to be dependent on where & how you hang your swing, so use common sense and test it out.

I thought it was really nice that The Original Tree Swing even has a link from their site to a great knot tying resource. Also, if you want to increase the life of your Original Tree Swing you can treat the wooden seat with a wood sealer of your choice.

The Original Tree Swing with 20 ft. of natural fiber rope :: $42.99

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334 comments:

  1. My son would love the leather shield - he is such a boy! :) What cool natural toys. The Tree swing is awesome!

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  2. I totally love the swing, but honestly my little boy would go crazy over the Leather Shield and Baldric! That is one awesome set. I know what he'll ask for this Christmas. :)

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  3. LOVE THIS! The swing is my favorite, but the little mushrooms are great too.

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  4. Love the castle blocks as well :)

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  5. Oh I love the wooden tree house!!! Beautiful!!!
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  9. I think my girls would LOVE the castle blocks. And of course the Tree swing. :)

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  12. The Leather Dragon shield is amazing!

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  13. I love the wooden tree house!

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  16. Wow, i love everything on their site. My favorite would have to be the Castle Blocks and the tree house!! :) Beautiful work! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Well I like the idea of the swing but the 5yo likes the memory stackers, and the shield and just about everything else as he was looking over my shoulder.

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  32. The Castle Blocks look fun too!
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  41. I like the wooden tree house

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  43. I like the castle blocks. Thanks for the chance.

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  45. I like the memory stackers.

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  47. like on facebook

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  49. My Grand kids will love the Memory Stackers.

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  63. the swing is what i like best

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  64. I like the leather shield and baldric.
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  65. My favorite product is the Green Sword & Dagger! calvad at aol dot com

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  67. The original tree swing is my favorite, but the castle blocks are very cool too!
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  71. Thanks for the review and chance to win. The wooden tree house is amazing.

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  76. i like the wooden tree house

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  86. I love the Wooden Treehouse!
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  91. Oh I LOVE the wooden treehouse!
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  92. I 'liked' The Original Tree Swing on Facebook.

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  93. I follow Simple through GFC

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  95. The Memory Stackers look fun!
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  97. love their wooden tree house djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  98. I love the Gnome Family.

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  105. My favourite product is the Twice Baked Wooden Blocks!

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  118. I like the Wooden Treehouse.
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  119. Oh my daughter would be all about the wooden tree house!

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  122. I love the castle blocks for my son!

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  125. I love the wooden tree house
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  126. the castle blocks are cool

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  127. I like the twice baked wooden blocks

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  128. love the wooden tree house

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  129. love the wooden treehouse

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  130. i love the twice baked wooden blocks

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  132. the wooden treehouse is amazing

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