Porch Swing Project Plans

What better place to relax this summer than on a porch swing.

No porch? Don't worry, you can still kickback. This relaxing ride can be suspended from an arbor, a swing stand, the joists of a second-story deck or even an old swing-set frame. Simply scout out the perfect location and think creatively about your hanging options.

The pine swing shown is protected by a porch; if your swing will be exposed to the elements, make it out of treated pine, cedar or another exterior-grade wood. The swing is 4 ft. long to make efficient use of standard (and easy-to-haul) 8-ft. lumber. "Sandwich construction" makes it easy to build; the only tools you'll need are a circular saw, a jigsaw and a drill.