Shanty2Chic Porch Swing
Build your own porch swing - free plans!
5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
Pocket holes are not necessary for this plan, but if you do have a Kreg Jig, you'll want to use the 2 1/2" exterior pocket hole screws.
2 1/2" exterior self-tapping screws for building the frame (unless you assemble with pocket holes)
1 1/2" exterior self tapping screws for attaching seat and back slats
Hardware for hanging
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 - 2x4 @ 48"
4 - 2x4 @ 18"
4 - 2x4 @ 19 3/4"
1 - 2x4 @ 48"
2 - 2x4 @ 11 1/4"
2 - 2x4 @ 22 1/2"
5 - 1x6 @ 48"
2 - 1x4 @ 48"
First, build a basic 2x4 frame.
And then attach back supports and top 2x4.
NOTE: If you don't have a pocket hole jig, an alternative is to cut your back boards 3 1/2" longer and omit the top back board.
Then attach the front arm supports.
And then the arm supports on top.
Attach seat slat boards, screwing to all 2x4s in seat frame.
And then attach the back seat boards to the back supports.
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