Do-It-Yourself Porch Swing

You can build this beautiful do-it-yourself porch swing that will be a perfect place to rest on a cool summer evening. It’s strong and durable, plus you can hang it on the porch or build a support frame so it can be used anywhere. The article gives step-by-step instructions for building both the swing and the support frame. Detailed plans are included.



Relax and enjoy a summer breeze in this classic do-it-yourself porch swing.
Relax and enjoy a summer breeze in this classic do-it-yourself porch swing.
Photo by Mark Burstyn
Curved cuts can be made based on the templates provided.
Curved cuts can be made based on the templates provided.
Photo by Mark Burstyn
Extra attention to details makes the swing more visually appealing.
Extra attention to details makes the swing more visually appealing.
Photo by Mark Burstyn
Most of the project is joined using screws and glue, but the support beam is attached to the legs with carriage bolts.
Most of the project is joined using screws and glue, but the support beam is attached to the legs with carriage bolts.
Photo by Mark Burstyn
Dock rings (hidden between the top brace of the legs and the support beam end) hold the top of the chains to the support frame.
Dock rings (hidden between the top brace of the legs and the support beam end) hold the top of the chains to the support frame.
Photo by Mark Burstyn
Using a tapered plug cutter, you can create wood plugs that closely match the lumber you use for the project.
Using a tapered plug cutter, you can create wood plugs that closely match the lumber you use for the project.
Photo by Steve Maxwell











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