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Porch swing plans, free PDF download, material list, drawings, and step-by-step instructions.

Porch Swing Plans – Free PDF Download

Porch swing plans – includes a free PDF download, shopping list, cutting list, and drawings with step-by-step instructions.

Porch Swing Plans – Overview

Porch Swing Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – 2×4 – 8’1 – 1×4 – 8′
6 – 1×3 – 10′
1 – 2×6 – 8′
12 – 3 1/2″ carriage bolts, nuts, washers
3″ deck screws
2″ deck screws
eye bolts, nuts, washers
porch swing chain
porch swing hanging kit

Cutting List

Cutting List

8 – 2×4 – 1′ 8″
1 – 1×4 – 5′
6 – 1×3 – 5′
6 – 1×3 – 4′ 9″
2 – 2×4 – 1′ 7/8″
2 – 2×6 – 1′ 10 1/2″

 

Porch swing plans - seat support - grid.

Cut four 2×4’s to 1′ 8″ long for the bench seat support. Cut as shown on illustration above, use the first one as a template to cut the remaining three (the back of the seat support will have a 12.5-degree angle cut).

Porch swing plans - back rest support - grid.

Cut four 2×4’s to 1′ 8″ long for the bench back-rest support. Cut as shown on illustration above, use the first one as a template to cut the remaining three (the bottom of the back rest support will have a 12.5-degree angle cut).

Porch swing plans - carriage bolts for seat and back rest.

Drill holes and use 3 1/2″ carriage bolts to assemble as shown on illustration above.

Porch swing plans - front 1x4 support.

Cut a 1×4 to 5′ long for the front rail and install to the seat frame using 3″ deck screws. Assemble as shown on illustration above.

Porch swing plans - seat slats.

Cut six 1×3’s to 5′ long for the bench slats. Install as shown on illustration above. Pre-drill holes and use 2″ deck screws to install slats, gap slats about 1/2″.

Porch swing plans - back rest slats.

Cut six 1×3’s to 4′ 9″ long for the bench slats. Install as shown on illustration above. Pre-drill holes and use 2″ deck screws to install slats, gap slats about 1/2″.

Porch swing plans - arm rest support details.

Cut two 2×4’s to 1′ 7/8″ long for the arm rest support, cut 12.5-degree angle cuts on both ends in the same direction.

Porch swing plans - arm rest support installed.

Install the arm rest support to the bench seat frame as shown on illustration above. Drill holes and install with 3 1/2″ carriage bolts.

Porch swing plans - arm rest - grid.

Cut two 2×6’s to 1′ 10 1/2″ long for the arm rest. Cut the arm rest as shown on illustration above.

Porch swing plans - arm rest installed.

Pre-drill holes and screw 3″ deck screws through the arm-rest and into the arm rest support and through the back rest frame into the arm rest.

Porch swing plans - eye bolt, washer, nut.Drill holes and install the eye bolts as shown on illustration above.

 

Porch swing plans - free PDF download.

Porch swing hanging kit.

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