Ready to learn how to build the perfect wooden porch swing with a crib mattress?
I have been wanting to build a wood porch swing for our front porch since we moved in. I finally finished it and it was easier than I expected. Since I used plans from Plank and Pillow it took me about 3 hours to build.
Tools Needed for the Wooden Porch Swing
- 1x2's , 1x3's 1x4's and 1x6's (plank and pillow list all wood supplies in their plans)
- 2" Jute Rope
- 4 U brackets
- 2 ring hangers and 4" screws (found at Lowe's)
- Crib Mattress and Sheet
- Aged Oak gel stain
- 150 grit sandpaper
- Clear lacquer top coat
- Wood Glue
- Stainable wood filler
How to Build the Perfect Wooden Porch Swing with a Crib Mattress
1- Gather all of your supplies and then begin building the porch swing. Take your time and make sure to to double check your measurements.
2-Once built fill nail holes with stainable wood fill and let dry.
3-Sand the bench down with 150 grit sandpaper and then follow up with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth out any scratches on the wood porch swing.
4- Stain your porch swing. I used Minwax Aged Walnut to stain. The next day I sealed it with 4 coats of a spar-urethane.
5- Add U brackets to each corner of the wooden porch swing. You will use these to feed the rope through.
6- Find studs and use your 4" screws to secure the rings to the ceiling.
6- Thread the jute rope through the U brackets and then up through the rings and back down again. Tighten the U brackets to hold the rope in place. Then tie a knot in the rope for more stability. I zip tied my knots as well so they won't loosen.
7- Add your crib mattress and all the accessories.
8- ENJOY your DIY wooden porch Swing!