If you have kids or you miss the kid in you, building a garden swing is one of those life changing projects. Building a swing means freedom and creativity, so why not take up the plunge and invest in your happiness? There are several designs you can choose, starting with the classic A-frame structure up to more complex arbor stands.
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Enjoy the gentle sway of a porch swing on a summer night. The smooth, gentle glide of this porch swing will keep you daydreaming for hours. In fact, you may lose your ambition for good!
The swing’s simple cuts and no-hassle glue and screw assembly techniques make it a great first-time woodworking project. You can build it in a weekend for a few hundred dollars.
For those who have some basic power tools and skills to use them, this is a fun project that looks beautiful on nearly any kind of porch. This swing can also be mounted to a freestanding support frame instead a porch if desired.