Set a Reminder and we'll send you an email when it's time to stock up on items you buy regularly or seasonally, like air filters, fertilizer or mulch. After you design the wooden swing, you have to buy the materials required for the project, from your local diy store. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to be the first that gets our latest plans and for some other exclusive content. Also, follow us on Pinterest to get many ideas for your backyard from all the internet!
Building a wooden swing for your porch is a straight forward project if you use the right plans for your needs, as well as proper tools and carpentry techniques.
Add glue to enhance the bond of the joints, drill pilot holes and insert the carriage bolts.
Drill pilot holes trough the side components and insert the 3” wood screws in the braces. After assembling the frame of the porch swing, you should build the armrests and install them into place. Continue the project by installing the slats to the backrest, in the same manner described above.
One of the last steps of the project is install the eye screws to the frame of the armrest and to the backrest support.
Attach the beams to the top of the wooden posts and clamp them into place, after making sure the edges are aligned properly. Build the shade elements out of 2×6 lumber using the information described in the diagram. In order to enhance the look of the arbor swing, we recommend you to fit 2×3 trims to the sides, as shown in the diagram. Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden garden swing stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.

Cedar, redwood or pine are good choices as they are resistant to rot and have an exquisite look. In order to get the job done properly, you should follow teh step by step instructions and take accurate measurements.
As you can see in the image you could make a curved seat and cut it out with a jigsaw, using the pattern in the image. As you should notice in the image, you have to build several components and secure them to the seat and back supports. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result. This detailed article features instructions and complete diagrams about building a an exquisite arbor swing. Drill pilot holes through the braces and insert screws into the posts at one one and in the rafters at the opposite end. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. If you want to see more outdoor plans, we recommend you to check out the rest of our step by step projects.
Work with good judgement and with attention, making sure you measure the components several times, before performing the cuts. On the other hand, if you want to get the job done quickly, you could just cut one end of the support at 15? and round the opposite end.
The swing should be secured properly to support the weight of the swing as well as the people that would occupy it. Sand the wooden components with medium-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum.

Make sure you take a look over the matching swing stand project, if you want more flexibility, so you can move it anywhere in your garden. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. LIKE us on Facebook and Google + to be the first that gets out latest projects and to hep us keep adding free woodworking plans for you. Your friends and family will enjoy this space, as it has a beautiful appearance and adds value to your property. Secure all the joints with wood screws or bolts, making sure you also increase their rigidity will wood glue.
This project requires basic tools and materials, so that any person with basic skills can get the job done in less than a week.
Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. If you want to give your project extra-support, you should use anchors to secure the structure to a concrete slab. Don’t forget to take a look  over my list of woodworking projects, as you might get more awesome ideas for your home.

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