Some free porch swing plans include the Skil porch swing plan for a 4-foot swing with a high back, the Mother Earth News porch swing with its own stand, the My Outdoor Plans generic porch swing plans and the Sunset Magazine DIY garden swing plans. Other free porch swing plans are the classic swing from Extreme How-to and the two-by-four swing from Jay’s Custom Creations. These plans are appropriate for beginning to intermediate level builders.
Each of the free plans includes materials such as color photographs, a materials and cutting instructions list, blueprints and written directions, all of which assist in building the swing. The expected time to completion is approximately one to two days. However, there are many types of free plans available with varying levels of difficulty. The rustic porch swing plans, for example, from the DIY network are for intermediate to advanced woodworkers.
Some styles of self-build porch swings include freestanding swings, hanging swings, pallet swings, swings with a trellis and Cape Cod gliders. To customize free general porch swing plans, follow the finishing instructions to add stain, paint, chains and other functional or decorative features. Some plans include supplementary instructions necessary to complete the project, such as how to make wooden screw plugs.