How to Build an Easy DIY Porch Swing | House One

5September 2020


Tape measure []
Miter saw []
Drill/driver []
Hand clamps []
Pocket hole jig []
Drill bit []

(2) 2 x 6 x 8 boards []
(6) 2 x 4 x 8 boards []
(4) porch swing hanging hardware []
2½-inch pocket hole screws []
3-inch deck screws []
Paint or stain []
3/4-inch rope—[] Get enough to reach from the ground to hanging height, times four
Porch swing outdoor cushion (optional), or a repurposed crib mattress []

Steps for building an easy, DIY porch swing:

1. Cut the Boards to Size
2. Drill the Pocket Holes
3. Assemble Base Pieces
4. Create the Front of the Seat Frame
5. Create the Back of the Seat Frame
6. Finish Building the Sides
7. Support the Armrest
8. Secure the Seat Frame to the Base
9. Apply a Finish
10. Add the Eye Bolts
11. Install the Hanging Hardware
12. Hang the Swing

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