Swing Bed - Time to Relax!

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About This Project

A few years ago our family vacationed in Watercolor, on the northwest Florida coast. We loved the house we stayed in so much when we returned home we put our house up for sale so we could build a home similar to the one we stayed in. One of the features we loved so much was the large covered front porch and most of all the swing bed it showcased. My wife spent every morning and night that week relaxing in that swing. I promised my wife then that I would make sure got her own swing. Thanks to Ana White, she was back in her (new) swing last night.

I began with the "Large Modern Porch Swing" plan and made some changes. I wanted to use a twin size mattress so I increased the size of the swing's base. Also, because the mattress was 6" I lifted the arms and back. The arms are the biggest and best change I think. I had seen someone else do similar arms, but I they used an 1x12 I think. I wanted a heavier look, so I used a 2x10.

A mix of reclaimed wood and a few new pieces. All the wood was pine.
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
Glidden Paint - Monterrey Cliffs
Estimated Cost: 
$200

Comments

Love this! This looks so inviting, I just want to crawl right in!!! Wish I would have seen this before we started building our sectional as I love it more. However, now I'm thinking...........some day when we build our pergola, we could put the sectional out there and then build this for the porch. Oh the possibilities! :)

So...when should I stop by with margaritas?? This swing is awesome! So impressive. I'm going to have to keep it in mind for the home we're building. Great work