Video: SketchUp - 2x4 Porch Swing

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by JSB posted 462 days ago 1535 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks. This week’s project is a 2×4 porch swing. It will be built with eight 8’ 2×4s. The arms are going to have angled half lap joints. All the slats will be screwed in from below so there will be no fasteners showing from above. Here is a video covering the design in SketchUp. Thanks for watching.

-- Jay - or

5 comments so far

View JSB's profile


681 posts in 710 days

#1 posted 462 days ago

James101 – I have used several programs for screen recording. This video was done in Windows using CamtasiaStudio screen recorder. Most of the free screen recorders work just fine.

-- Jay - or

View Paul's profile


213 posts in 2083 days

#2 posted 462 days ago

You’re good with that Sketch Up.
I’m going to try to recreate your chair on Sketch Up while watching the video of you making it. Great tutorial.
Nice chair also.

View pmelchman's profile


81 posts in 1785 days

#3 posted 460 days ago


I have learned more about sketchup from your videos than reading the book…sometimes you go fast but I can pause and rewind


-- Patrick

View Paul's profile


213 posts in 2083 days

#4 posted 459 days ago

JCC, I have been working on this chair as a practice in sketchup for a few days.
I have a question. At 6:33 the bottom half lap on your model and mine has a line that goes all the way across. It’s been driving me crazy. I was able to hide that line but why is it there? Does it have something to do with the off angle rather than a straight piece?

View NormG's profile


4112 posts in 1635 days

#5 posted 454 days ago

Great video, thanks

-- Norman

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase