Front Porch Swing

This is a modified swing project. I made the back a little higher, used a 2 x 6 for the arm rest and made the arm rest longer than the support. The only change I would make is to keep the arm rest in line with the back of the swing instead of centering to keep the chain from rubbing.

My 5 year old daughter and I worked on this project and it only took a day or two. I had most of the wood needed already that the previous owner of our house left. The most expensive part was the chain and hardware to hang it.

The swing is the same color that my shutters will be painted. My oldest daughter made the cushion and throw pillows.

This was our first Ana White project, and inspired us to continue building!

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Chocolate Exterior Paint
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project