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Porch Bed-Swing for Wife's Birthday

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Project by Storkinator posted 01-26-2017 09:48 PM 1107 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought a home a little over a year ago that has a wonderful front porch. My wife requested a twin sized porch bed swing to rest, read, nap, and sit on. So, I did some looking around Google and Pinterest to gather some ideas. This is my first piece of “furniture”, so I’m pretty pleased with the result. The pics don’t show the soft mattress she chose, but it sits 4 adults comfortably, 2 can nap/snuggle, or 1 can lay all sprawled out as one wishes too. Also, we chose the manila rope which provides a warmer look than chain in our view. (We really like this element). I didn’t use any prints as I enjoy the design process as much as the woodworking, so I guess you can say I winged it. Oh, in case you’re wondering, yes I had to reinforce the porch ceiling framing. Fun project! I also have two orders from friends who each want one which is a pleasant surprise.





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#1 posted 01-27-2017 02:11 AM

Nice job on the swing. Keep an eye on the ropes at the top eye.

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 02:38 PM

This is really nice. We have one of these on our porch and we love to sit in it because they are so relaxing. Nice work.

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#3 posted 01-27-2017 09:51 PM

Thanks, and you’re quite right. I ordered a couple of thimbles for braided cable to help keep the rope from creasing and breaking. Appreciate the tip!


Nice job on the swing. Keep an eye on the ropes at the top eye.

- papadan


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