Building a Patio Porch Swing for Kids

Child on a wooden porch swing
What You'll Need
Circular saw
Measurement tape
Hammer, ladder
Ventilator mask

What can bring more joy for kids than to have a patio porch swing at your house? The good news is that you need not spend hundreds of dollars to buy one. You can just build it yourself over a weekend.

Step 1 - Chalk out a Plan

The first step to building a patio porch swing is to write out a plan. This plan should take into consideration the available height and space, and the weight you want the swing to handle safely.

Step 2 - Gather Materials and Tools

cutting wood on a table saw

The patio porch swing can be built with various-types of wood. You can select the wood that suits your budget and needs. You can pick single-colored wood or pick wood with two different colors to enhance the swing’s visual appeal.

Gather supplies to have tools close at hand.

Step 3 - Begin Construction

Cut the wood according to the required measurements. Start by constructing the top and side railing and then proceed to the main swing. Drill holes in the wooden panels and insert screws in place to hold the panels together. Ensure that the screws are tightened in order to prevent any mishaps.

Step 4 - Hang it on the Porch

Once you have the swing ready, hang it in the designated place. Make sure you have sufficient mounts by drilling directly into a stud or rafter. It is better to test the swing once before letting your kids play on it. Once the patio porch swing passes the test, it is ready for use.