After you have read this list for the uses for chains, you will have some ideas of your own.
Snow Traction Chains
When winter is in full swing most people get prepared with tire chains for their vehicles. There are some states that give fines for people who do not have chains in their cars if not on their tires, when there is snow on the roadway they are traveling. Tire chains are good equipment to have for safety of the driver and passengers alike. For as little as $25 a set of tire chains can be purchased. Look at yard sales for people moving from a snowy climate to a sunny one and not needing their snow tire chains anymore.Ebay is a great shopping place for tire chains too.
Chains For Fences
Many people use chains that drape between posts when they design fences. The chains can either be layered on the wooden posts from the top to the middle and ending at the bottom or other fashion ideas too. Chains will be seen in between cement posts or brick columns as well. Chains are not generally used to keep anything in or anything out since there is a huge gap in between the chains being used. When chicken wire or some other barrier is used with the chains then the chains will provide a solid way to prevent passage in or out of the property.
Deck Ornaments Using Chains
Depending on the fashion design desired, chains can be selected for a deck. Chains will be seen as a ornament more than anything else since the chains on a deck will not provide a solid wall like area unless another material is applied to the chain area. Colored chains are widely used to match or correspond to the color or natural look of the deck where the chains will be used. Some people used chains to decorate lamp posts on the deck or on a pathway leading to the deck. Chains will generally be treated with a non rust chemical so they remain with the metal and intact for the look desired on the deck.
Swing In Back Yard Using Chains
When a tree is not readily available for a back yard swing, chains are frequently used.A metal frame is often the foundation to hold the rope swing with chains applied to keep the swing in place to enjoy. Chains can also be used to hang a canopy for the two seated swing. Chains are strong, decorative looking and have a long life for this use on swings. Removing the chains to keep them from getting pitted by the weather is often done for back yard swings to keep them nice looking and strong too. Make sure you use the correct strength of chain on your back yard swing.
Hanging Plants Using Chains
A choice of homeowners is to use chains to hang plants from the eves of the house. Hanging plants from chains give the rustic look and yet are widely used by all sorts of home decor looks. Depending on the weight of the plants, the chains can be small in length and circumference too. Choose the chain look that you think goes with your home and your decoration thoughts. Hanging plants with chains add a lot to the flowers or plants you are displaying outside.It is advisable to spray paint a rust inhibitor paint on chains before using them for your hanging plants.