The quiet days of sitting in your porch swing while you listen to the sounds of summer can be yours by making your own porch swing.
A porch swing can be made of course to place on the porch but there are other areas of the yard or patio that a handmade swing can be used. Create the swing of your choice by first selecting the right spot for it and then get ready to begin building a swing.
Here is a free weekend project from Sunset that is available to print in PDF format. The swing hangs securely from a sturdy 5/8-inch diameter nylon or hemp rope that runs through the swings arm frame.
The materials suggested to use for this diamond styled wood swing that can be stained in your favorite outdoor colors call for :
• Two 8-foot 2-by-4s • 220 11⁄4-inch deck screws
• 32 21⁄2-inch deck screws • Nine 10-foot 1-by-4s
• Countersinking bit • One 10-foot 1-by-6
• Two 10-foot 2-by-4s • 5⁄8- or 3⁄4-inch-diameter rope
COST: About $150
Lowe’s has a free project for a swing arbor to attach a garden swing to. It’s a great addition to any landscape and makes an excellent platform for growing climbing plants. Building the arbor is a simple project that only requires minimal carpentry skills and tools.
Woodworking Porch Swing Plan
Amazon also provides several woodworking plans that you can download on your Kindle, Phone, Tablet or computer.
You can also find woodworking plans on :
How to Make a Garden Arbor or Trellis (free plan)
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