Diy Porch Swing

Diy Porch Swing

Porch Swing – DIYJune 12, 2013 By Shanty2ChicHey there! Join us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most recent projects and sneak peeks!Check out our new how-to videos on YouTube! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any!Hey there! Join us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most recent projects and sneak peeks!Check out our new how-to videos on YouTube! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any!Happy Wednesday!!I hope you guys are having a great week!  I am SO excited to share this last build with you!  I teamed up with my good friend, Miss Ana White to design and build this porch swing!How cute is she??I have wanted a porch swing for FOREVER.  My Meme and Papa have one at their house that we grew up on… So many memories on it!  I wanted to give my kids and home the same thing.  This is a VERY basic build.  It really is a great beginner Kreg Jig project.I will share some tips and photos here, and you can get the full set of plans at Ana White’s site!So… Let’s start with the base!  Here it is…I attached all of my short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/2″ pocket holes and 2 1/2″ Blue Kote pocket hole screws.  I put 2 pocket holes in the ends of each small board like this…Next I built the back support of the swing.  Again, I used 1 1/2″ pocket holes and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws just like this!To attach the back support of the swing to the base, I used the same Blue Kote 2 1/2″ screws but did them through the 2×4 on the base and into each brace.  I also used Gorilla Wood Glue in between every joint!Now for the arm supports!Before attaching the arm supports, I did 2 pocket holes at the top of each piece.   This is how I will attach the arm. I used the same screws to come through the base and into the back of the arm support like this…Another view…For each arm I also did 2 pocket holes on the side that would attach to the back support of the swing.  Then I used pocket holes to attach the front and the back.  Easy peasy! (thanks to the Kreg Jig!)This is a shot of where the arm attaches to the back support of the swing.To attach all the 1x boards on the seat and back rest I used Gorilla Wood glue and my Ryobi 18v Cordless Airstrike Nailer.  I LOVE this tool.  So easy and cheap too!  You can find it at the Home Depot.DONE!  My final step before hanging it was to finish it.  I used the same stain I used on my outdoor dining table to finish my swing.Because this swing needs to stand up to the elements outdoors, I used 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Spar Varnish on top of the stain after it dried!  This stuff is super easy to apply and doesn’t smell strong.  It goes on white and dries clear.After that dried it was time to hang!Before giving you tips here, I must say this….I am telling you how I hung my swing.  I am doing this to provide tips.  Every house is different and each swing will be attached in different places.  I am in no way responsible for any injuries that may occur from you hanging your own swing improperly.Ok… That’s it.I knew that I would have precious cargo swinging in this.  I did a lot of research on tips to hang my swing.  I met a great helper at the hardware store who pointed me in the right direction.  This is the hardware I used on my swing.I originally added 2 on each side of the base, but found it to be a bit tippy.  I added a 3rd to the top of the back of the swing.  It may seem like overkill, but you haven’t met my kids
diy porch swing 1

Diy Porch Swing

Hey there! Join us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most recent projects and sneak peeks!Check out our new how-to videos on YouTube! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss any!Happy Wednesday!!I hope you guys are having a great week!  I am SO excited to share this last build with you!  I teamed up with my good friend, Miss Ana White to design and build this porch swing!How cute is she??I have wanted a porch swing for FOREVER.  My Meme and Papa have one at their house that we grew up on… So many memories on it!  I wanted to give my kids and home the same thing.  This is a VERY basic build.  It really is a great beginner Kreg Jig project.I will share some tips and photos here, and you can get the full set of plans at Ana White’s site!So… Let’s start with the base!  Here it is…I attached all of my short pieces to the long pieces with 1 1/2″ pocket holes and 2 1/2″ Blue Kote pocket hole screws.  I put 2 pocket holes in the ends of each small board like this…Next I built the back support of the swing.  Again, I used 1 1/2″ pocket holes and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws just like this!To attach the back support of the swing to the base, I used the same Blue Kote 2 1/2″ screws but did them through the 2×4 on the base and into each brace.  I also used Gorilla Wood Glue in between every joint!Now for the arm supports!Before attaching the arm supports, I did 2 pocket holes at the top of each piece.   This is how I will attach the arm. I used the same screws to come through the base and into the back of the arm support like this…Another view…For each arm I also did 2 pocket holes on the side that would attach to the back support of the swing.  Then I used pocket holes to attach the front and the back.  Easy peasy! (thanks to the Kreg Jig!)This is a shot of where the arm attaches to the back support of the swing.To attach all the 1x boards on the seat and back rest I used Gorilla Wood glue and my Ryobi 18v Cordless Airstrike Nailer.  I LOVE this tool.  So easy and cheap too!  You can find it at the Home Depot.DONE!  My final step before hanging it was to finish it.  I used the same stain I used on my outdoor dining table to finish my swing.Because this swing needs to stand up to the elements outdoors, I used 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Spar Varnish on top of the stain after it dried!  This stuff is super easy to apply and doesn’t smell strong.  It goes on white and dries clear.After that dried it was time to hang!Before giving you tips here, I must say this….I am telling you how I hung my swing.  I am doing this to provide tips.  Every house is different and each swing will be attached in different places.  I am in no way responsible for any injuries that may occur from you hanging your own swing improperly.Ok… That’s it.I knew that I would have precious cargo swinging in this.  I did a lot of research on tips to hang my swing.  I met a great helper at the hardware store who pointed me in the right direction.  This is the hardware I used on my swing.I originally added 2 on each side of the base, but found it to be a bit tippy.  I added a 3rd to the top of the back of the swing.  It may seem like overkill, but you haven’t met my kids
diy porch swing 2

Diy Porch Swing

Use a free porch swing plan to build your family a place to sit and gather during the warm months and cuddle under a blanket when the evenings get chilly. This is a project you can feel good about making and it will be used for many generations to come.Building a porch swing is a fairly simple woodworking project perfect for the beginner or intermediate builder. All the porch swing plans have detailed instructions and blueprints to help you succeed.Don't limit yourself if you don't have a large enough front porch for a swing. Think about your back porch, deck, or even a tree in your yard. You can even suspend one from an arbor or swing set frame. A porch swing would make anywhere in your yard so much more enjoyable.It will only take you a day or two to build a porch swing and you can expect to spend around $150. That's not a lot of time or money involvement to build such a great addition to your home.You can find more plans like this to help you build a shed, picnic table, dog house, Adirondack chair, gazebo, pergola, tree house, playhouse, swing set, and even a deck.

Diy Porch Swing

Diy Porch Swing
Diy Porch Swing
Diy Porch Swing
Diy Porch Swing