Build your own porch swing in a couch size! Fits standard 24 x 24 inch outdoor cushions. Basic design is easy to build with a simple tools and off the shelf materials. Free plans by Ana-White.com
- 5 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 8 - 1x6 @ 72" long (can also use cedar fence pickets, but must be properly sanded or planed first)
- 70 - 1-1/2" to 2" long self tapping exterior use screws (look for the star bit ones)
- 50 - 2-1/2" to 3" long exterior self tapping wood screws (look for the star bit ones)
- Hardware to hang swing and swing chain
2 - 2x4 @ 69" - seat frame front and back
2 - 2x4 @ 25-3/4" - seat frame sides
2 - 2x4 @ 22-3/4" - seat frame center supports
2 - 2x4 @ 16-1/4" - arm rest front supports
4 - 2x4 @ 30-1/4" - back supports
2 - 2x4 @ 27-1/4" - arm rests
8 - 1x6 @ 72"
We hung ours on an existing playground swing set, but your situation may likely vary from mine. Here is a good article on proper hanging of swings. On this swing, you will want to hang from the side aprons of the seat frame - that's where the majority of your weight will be. Also, I hung ours at a very slight (approximately 5 degree) back angle, to increase the comfort level.
DISCLAIMER: This is a very heavy swing and must be properly hung. Build, hang and use at your own risk - We are not liable for personal injury, loss or death from use of swing.