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A simple porch swing that uses a crib mattress for a seat cushion. With minimal tools this can be build and finished in a weekend.

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Square
    Square
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Tape Measure
    Tape Measure
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Impact Driver
    Impact Driver
  • Sander
    Sander

Materials

Wood Products

  • 4 Board , 2x4 , 96"
  • 2 Board , 2x6 , 96"
  • 3 Board , 1x4 , 96"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 50 2 1/2" pocket hole screws
  • 32 1 1/4" pocket hole screws

Cut List & Parts

  • 1 Sheet of Plywood , 3/4"x27 1/2"x 52"

Directions

  • Cut to length

    1. Cut all your stock to final dimensions and add pocket holes where needed.

  • Build Front Section

    Build the front section of the swing frame. Attach the 2x4s to the cut to size 2x6 with 2 ½” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  • Build Back Section

    Build the back section of the swing frame. Attach the 2x4s to each other and to the cut to size 2x6 with 2 ½” pocket hose screws and wood glue. Once the outside frame is assembled, add the interior decorative ¾” thick backrest boards. Use 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach the backrest.

  • Add seat supports

    Add the seat support board to the front section of the swing frame. Be sure to have the pocket holes on the front section on the inside of the frame. Use 2 ½” pocket hole screws and wood glue to attach the 2x4 support sections to the front frame section.

  • Join front and Back Sections

    Join the front section and back section of the swing frame with 2 ½” pocket hole screws and wood glue. Add the arm rests with 2 ½” pocket hole screws and wood glue. The decorative side boards will be added with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and wood glue.

  • Finish

    Finish! Decide if you’d like to paint or stain and then add your own hardware to hang the swing.