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DIY Porch Swing with Stand

by Ovidiu


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DIY Porch Swing with Stand



From Danny,

New to woodworking and this porch swing with stand was my first build for both of these projects. When looking at some of the pictures posted, it looked as if the chain would strike the 2×4 upper braces, so I made some small changes. When I cut down the 4×4 side braces to 80 inches there was 16 inches left over. I cut both sides of the left over 4×4 at 45 degrees and used it in place of the 2×4 upper braces. I used two 8″ eye bolts with a large, medium and lock washer to support swing.



Tools used: Skill saw, Hand drill, Hand held sander, Jig saw and Wood glue.

Total cost: For the stand 70.00

Time spent: 5 hours



Tools used: Table saw, Hand drill, Hand held sander, Jig saw.

Total cost: For the stand 150.00

Time spent: 10 hours



From Plans: http://myoutdoorplans.com/bench/free-porch-swing-plans/

Difficulty Level: easy

Time Required: 1 weekend

Total Cost: $220





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