Looking to build your own porch swing? This post is a roundup of 12 different tried and true DIY porch swing plans!
Porch swings instantly remind me of a lazy summer afternoon. If you have been wanting to try your hand at building your own porch swing, this post is for you! I have rounded up some free DIY plans ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels. Be sure to click the blue/gray links to be taken to the tutorial with more pictures and/or videos. You can even draw inspiration from several different plans and come up with your own creation! I’d love to see your porch swing if you decide to build one. Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 🙂
1. DIY PORCH SWING PLANS BY CRAFTED BY THE HUNTS
Zoe from Crafted by the Hunts rates her plan at a medium level, and costs between $75-150. Very thorough tutorial, and you will finds lots of other DIY ideas on her blog as well!
2. BUILD YOUR OWN PORCH SWING BY A BEAUTIFUL MESS
Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess built a beautiful and stylish porch swing! Go see how they created it!
3. DIY PALLET SWING BED BY GRILLO DESIGNS
How cute is this pallet swing? This plan will vary in cost based on how many pallets you have to sift through to find a decent one, and if you decide to forgo pallets and use new lumber.
4. DIY PORCH SWING FROM A CRIB BY LOLLY JANE
Kelli & Kristi from Lolly Jane converted an old baby crib into a porch swing! Perfect way to repurpose an old crib!
5. BUILD A PORCH SWING BY SIMPLY DESIGNING
Ashley from Simply Designing created an area on her back porch that longs for book reading! This space was already gorgeous but Ashley made it even more so with the addition of the swing!
6. DIY PORCH SWING BY SHANTY 2 CHIC
Love this very basic build that almost anyone can create! If you are a beginner, this plan is for you!
7. DIY 2X4 PORCH SWING BY SWEET PEA
Paula from Sweet Pea has a charming backyard that overlooks a lake, and her porch swing is perfect in that spot! Her plan is very minimal and uses 8 2×4’s! This is another swing plan that is wonderful for a beginner!
8. DIY SINGLE SEAT PORCH SWINGS BY PLANK + PILLOW
Brooke and Henry from Plank + Pillow created the cutest swings for their porch. So unique and adorable. You can find tons of other great projects on their blog as well!
9. DIY PORCH SWING & PERGOLA BY SINCERELY, MARIE DESIGNS
This stand alone porch swing is perfect for the yard, or a patio!
10. DIY SWING BED BY THE COW SPOT
Courtney from The Cow Spot Blog created an oversized, swing bed for her back porch. So cozy!
11. DIY PORCH SWING BY YELLOW BRICK HOME
This cute swing is deep seated with a lower back and costs around $60-100 to build.
12. DIY Bed Porch Swing Plans by Plank and Plow
Want to build a hanging bed porch swing? Plank and Plow have the BEST tutorial for it! Head on over to their site for all of the details!
Bonus: HOW TO HANG A PORCH SWING BY SOUTHERN LIVING
Hanging a porch swing is just as important as building it! Glean some great tips in this post by Southern Living.