Birthday Porch Swing

  • Advertise with us
Project by printman posted 979 days ago 3137 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite Mother and Father in Law had birthdays so my wife and I created this extra special porch swing for both of them to enjoy for a long time to come. This project is 100% Cedar and smells really good when swinging. You could say this was made with lots of love. Enjoy my friends.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

16 comments so far

View Cajun  Box Sculptor's profile

Cajun Box Sculptor

4938 posts in 1912 days

#1 posted 979 days ago

Your mother looks as if she is already enjoying it. Sshe must be really proud. Very nice swing.

View printman's profile


72 posts in 2677 days

#2 posted 979 days ago

That is my wife sitting on the swing…LOL But my Mother in Law is very happy too…. : )

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

View Charles Maxwell's profile

Charles Maxwell

941 posts in 2411 days

#3 posted 979 days ago

“My favorite Mother and Father in Law…” How many you got? Kidding aside, very nice, indeed.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

View Robsshop's profile


807 posts in 1579 days

#4 posted 979 days ago

Really sweet looking swing/gift, bet that thing rides like a dream ! If You haven’t already, go down to your local junk yard and find You some old truck hood springs to hang it from to give it that smoooth glide with a little bounce action, can’t beat it !! Really like the beer can holders,nice touch !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

View printman's profile


72 posts in 2677 days

#5 posted 979 days ago

Just ran out of time but I will be bringing new chains and some springs for sure next time. Thanks for the comments.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

View Ken90712's profile


14847 posts in 1793 days

#6 posted 979 days ago

Nice looking swing, well done on the soft corners. It looks comfy! It has a real good look.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View LarryN's profile


191 posts in 1271 days

#7 posted 979 days ago

nice job on the swing. your mrs. looks pretty comfortable on that swing, how long before you make another one for her :) ... no doubt the in-laws will enjoy that for years to come!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

View vipond33's profile


1405 posts in 1102 days

#8 posted 979 days ago

Fine strong joints, thick frame and great looking material – this thing will last for a very long time. I really like those extra curves on the top. Your own design?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

View Dusty56's profile


11639 posts in 2292 days

#9 posted 978 days ago

I wish my M-I-L was that cute !!

Nice project , printman , and I am admiring the curves as well. Looks very comfortable : )
Also , the growth rings in those straight grained Cedar seat supports are incredible !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View printman's profile


72 posts in 2677 days

#10 posted 978 days ago

I was impressed with the quality of this Big Box cedar too. The design was a culmination of many different designs. I like to pick out my favorite elements and put them all together. Thanks to all for commenting. I’m sure that helped me get the “Top three of the day”.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

View workerinwood's profile


2708 posts in 1671 days

#11 posted 978 days ago

Very nice!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View Bob Kollman's profile

Bob Kollman

1796 posts in 1795 days

#12 posted 978 days ago

really nice swing, hope you live in the south….Cold wrather is about here in

Also, cedar is a great wood to work, your in heaven the hole time milling and
sanding with that great smell all around the shop!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

View devann's profile


1735 posts in 1296 days

#13 posted 978 days ago

Very well done. It’s a beautiful swing.

Did you design it?

I see that you and I have similar ideas about how to build a porch swing.

Chains outside of the arms, a high back with horizontal slats, & 2x material.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

View thejaz's profile


40 posts in 1087 days

#14 posted 978 days ago

Very lovely…. oh, and the swing is nice too!
Ya done good, my friend ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

View scottdaddy's profile


42 posts in 1000 days

#15 posted 978 days ago

She is beautiful, and the swing looks great. Did you buy plans or is that your creation?


oops I see now where you said you created it. Very nice.

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

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