It’s a Swing Thing!

Ready for a big project to start off the summer in style? So are we! One big project that we’ve been dying to tackle is the DIY porch swing. It may sound intimidating, but we promise that if you are determined it will only take a weekend.  Plus, DIY porch swings can be a better choice than pre-built ones because you get to add your own personal style. So, without further adieu, here are a couple of different routes you can take when tackling your porch swing project this summer.

1. Use old pieces of furniture like couches, tabletops, and doors for the base of your porch swing. This will save time, money, and add some character to your swing:

Repurpose an old door. Spotted on: This Old House.

This swing is made from an antique table (the seat) and an old door (the back). Spotted on: Huckleberry Lane Furniture.

Fence posts make great headers and footers. Spotted on: Zesty Nest.


2. If you don’t have any old doors or furniture lying around, don’t fret! Porch swings can still be simple and inexpensive to make from basic lumber:

All this takes is some 2x4s, some 1x6s, and some nuts and bolts. Spotted on: Ana White.

WARNING: You may never get up from porch swing. Proceed with caution! Spotted on: Nestegg.

High-backed cutout porch swing. Spotted on: Sunset.