How to Build a Front Porch Wood Swing
This step by step tutorial of how to build a front porch wood swing can be completed in a single weekend by a motivated homesteader with basic power tools.
Often thought of as a Southern pastime, sitting on a porch and rocking on a porch swing is actually universal.
There’s something extremely relaxing about sitting next to someone you love, looking out at the view, and gently moving back and forth. Unfortunately, very few new homes come with porch swings. They’re almost a thing of the past. And, most of the ones sold in stores are plastic, cheap, or way too expensive.
If you want the joy of a porch swing, but don’t want to spend the money to buy one, this tutorial is the best solution. This guide will take you through the steps to create your own porch swing, out of wood and not the cheap plastic material used so often these days. You’ll be able to customize this swing to be unique to you and your family. And, the best part, the tutorial comes with free templates, so you don’t have to worry about any extra costs.
For this tutorial, you’ll need:
– Wood Boards (the tutorial provides the lengths)
– Flat Washers
– Nylon Nuts
– Carriage Bolts
– Small S Hooks
– Large S Hooks
– Exterior Screws
You’ll also need the following tools:
– Sander (Buy Here)
– Bandsaw (or jigsaw) (Buy Here)
– Drill Press (or a regular drill) (Buy Here)
Here are a few ready made wood front porch swings for those homesteaders who do not want to pull out those power tools…. Sequoia Hardwood Porch Swing (Buy Here), Amish Crafted Cedar Porch Swing (Buy Here) and finally … 5 Foot Handmade Cypress Porch Swing with Cup Holders (Buy Here)
While this may seem like a daunting project, it’s actually very simplistic, especially once you go over the guide and look at the templates. The author of this guide believes even beginner woodworkers could complete this project.
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