|Forum topic by boone0||posted 06-08-2016 05:35 PM||366 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-08-2016 05:35 PM
Hey everyone, looking for a little advice on a porch swing. I’d like to build one as an anniversary gift for my wife, for our new house. If this is in the wrong forum, please move or let me know and I will repost.
I am looking at building a swing, loosely using these plans: http://myoutdoorplans.com/bench/free-porch-swing-plans/
I need to keep the project relatively inexpensive, hopefully under $150 (and preferably much less). I’m newer to woodworking. I understand basic concepts but just don’t have a ton of experience, so these plans appeal to me because they don’t have any complicated joinery.
I plan on staining the wood and using an outdoor polyurethane or similar finish. I am thinking a darker shade of walnut. This will be in a covered location, my front porch, but it will still be exposed to some moisture, sun only in the late afternoon.
Tools I own: circular saw, table saw with ripping and crosscut blades, cordless drill and drill press, orbital sander. I may have access to a jig saw, I need to check with family. I don’t own a router but I am waiting for one to pop up at a garage sale or craigslist.
So given all of this, my questions:
Any suggestions on better, simpler, or similar plans?
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer!