Modern Oversized Porch Swing

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Keywords: 
porch, swing, porch bed, oversized porch swing, cottage furniture,

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About This Project

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Sink back onto this bed-swing, and you completely relax. Eyes close as my guests slowly drift back and forth. These plans were awesome. Thank you Ana! The nice people at my local lumberyard cut the wood for me, according to plan. I tweaked the arms, and made them wider, to handle a laptop or cup of coffe. It is nice for even a 6'7" man to lay on because big feet can drape across the wide armrests. I added two "O" bolts (not shown in this picture) on the top back to that the rope goes through, to prevent it from tipping backwards. I added a 3" x 24" x 72" piece of foam that I made a cover for with outdoor fabric, so it is as comfy as a bed, and dries out quickly if it rains. The bolster pillows are 9" x 20" and are perfect for a headrest and at the other end, lift feet up to the armrest. The pillows are 14 x 14, but I will make larger ones in the future, probably 18 x 18 would be best for comfort. I spray painted it with 2 cans of Dark Walnut. I think I would use chains in the future, because the rope may not weather very well. I attached it to my pergola with two trailer tie downs that cost about $5 appiece, and they are good to 1200 lbs each. They consist of a metal bracked with two screw bolts that I screwed in with a rachet. Everyone loves this piece of furniture on my back porch. And I do too!! It's a lovely addition to my pergola and would be for any outdoor porch or covered deck.

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
I spray painted this with 2 cans of Dark Walnut color. No primer. It took less than an hour.
Estimated Cost: 
$100 (plus cushion and pillows were additional $100)

Comments

Hi, I love your version of this swing. Would you mind telling me how many inches are between the bottom of the swing and where the arm rests begin? I like that they are lower and you can use bolster pillows there. Also, what about the height of the back from the bottom of swing? Thanks!!!!

Hi, I was wondering if you would be willing to tell me how many inches are between the bottom of the swing and the arm rests. I like that they are lower and you can use a bolster pillow there. Also, if you could tell me the height of the back from the bottom of the swing that would be great.

Thanks!!!