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Spring/Summer Relaxation
At Its Finest!

You’ll never find a Porch Swing of this quality at retail ! It’s built to last a lifetime — all in a single weekend!

Step 1: Plane your stock  for the three back supports (B), three bottom supports (C) and 21 slats (A) to the desired thickness. Our guidelines call for 7/8-inch, 7/8-inch and 5/8-inch, respectively.  Remember, you may choose to make these parts thicker if you are lengthening the swing or using lumber that may not be as strong as oak.

Step 2: Cut the back supports (B), bottom supports (C) and slats (A) to size/length, according to the List of Materials.

Step 3: Using your bandsaw or scroll saw, cut out the contours for the back and bottom supports (B & C). For best results, use the pad sawing technique with double-faced tape to cut multiples of the same profile at the same time.

Step 4: Using your drum sander, sand all the support profiles (B & C) while they’re still taped together.

Step 5: Again . . . while they’re still taped together . . . drill 3/8-inch diameter holes at the locations indicated in the support pattern.

Step 6: Untape the back and bottom supports (B & C) and assemble them with carriage bolts, washers and nuts.  Tighten securely (see Support Assembly).


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