This tutorial will describe how
to build a typical 8' x 8' swim raft. As you will see,
it's not hard! The first thing you will need is the
"float" that will keep your raft from sinking.
float drums are tough and easy to install. You will
need four drums for the average weight of wood swim
rafts with 2x6 framing and 5/4 decking.
Material List for 8x8 Swim Raft--
- 16 5/4" x 6' x 8' Red Cedar
- 8 2" x 6" x 8' PT
- 1.5 lbs 16d Galv. Common Nails
- 2.0 lbs 10d Galv. Box Nails
- 4 Drag-on floats
- 1 Float Anchor Plate
- 1 Anchor