Awhile back, I stumbled across this old porch swing at a flea market. Though marked “not for sale”, I was not to be deterred from owning my own, so I took several photos and commenced building my own. This project was completed before I developed the habit of documenting my projects step by step, but I hope the photos below and the accompanying google sketchup file (complete with measurements and lumber dimensions documented) will help anyone determined, as I was, to make their own.

Because none of Hawk Hill’s porches have the perfect spot for this bench, I designed it as a tree swing. The unique lines of this vintage swing inspired me- and I felt like it had an almost craftsman type look to it.

 The bench that inspired me: (I designed my porch swing so that, with the addition of a few 4×4 legs, it could transition between bench and swing)

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And, after an hour on SketchUp and a few hours in my shop, my version:

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Untitled-1Download Lindsay’s Porch Swing Plan via Sketchup File

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And here she is in all her glory at Hawk Hill:

Porch swin hanging from a oak tree in front yard

Porch swin hanging from a oak tree in front yard

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