Question: I noticed on the link to how to hang the porch swing – you only use single eye hooks in the ceiling joists (for the crib size swing).

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Do you think it would be possible to use screws everywhere instead of nails?

We saw in the plans for the swing bed that you placed them close together (because of fans?) I’ll check with my sister-in-law and let you know.

For a larger swing bed, you should use four screw eyes each placed directly above the corresponding holes on the swing.

When hanging a porch swing, it is extremely important that it’s hung from the ceiling joists of the porch. And in case I forget to mention it anywhere in this tutorial, assume that everywhere there is a joint or two pieces of wood meet, apply some wood glue. I’m afraid I don’t already have plans for a crib mattress version, but it should be pretty simple to make the adjustments. We love the porch swing and can’t wait to hang if.

Made one for me wife for Mother’s Day!

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Rick. If I come across something else I will for sure let you know. Hi Patrick. Hey Kathleen. Thanks! Love the swing mate I’m going to make one for daughters birthday but need to make a frame because she don’t have a porch can you give me any advice on what height and angle need to support it. You can find the link in the link in the second to last paragraph.

(Some slight modifications to the swing's hardware may be required for ropes). Thanks so much for sharing.

We recommended to a friend and they bought the same rope kit. I have built two now and can build one in about 3 hours. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. I’m a beginner and was able to do this without too much difficulty. It’s beautiful and I love it! Learn how to tie the the knots necessary for hanging a child's swing.

Q: Can I wash the covers of my pillows/mattress? I already have a drill, but I do not have a finish nailer. The product will then be inspected upon arrival and a refund issued once we confirm that the item meets the above requirements.

How much weight can the swing hold? Please try again. This indicates where the planks are nailed to the joists. Can you share a link for that ceiling fan? I’d like to paint it. and we’d like to do that too, since we want it to have a nice swing to it.

Didn’t you find that to be the case?

As we look toward hanging it, we are worried about the weight. That is awesome. We have a twin size swing bed.

I had to place them like that to keep the rope away from the fans. What size cushion is it and where would you get one? I was short quite a few 3×8’s, maybe six of them. A: We recommend having a licensed contractor/handyman inspect your overhead support structure a few weeks or more before delivery of your swing bed to ensure that all reinforcements can be made prior to delivery should your ceiling/structure require them. Thanks! Love the way pine turns to gold. Your swing is BEAUTIFUL btw! Fairly easy to install and and very sturdy. In this article, I’m going to show you how to build a super simple, yet beautiful swing bed for your porch. We built one too and can’t wait to get it hung at our lakehouse here in TX. Has it held up pretty well for you? I don’t think it specifies it in the plans unless I looked over it!! Please refer to lead times listed under product’s description). We are just wrapping up building a swing bed from your plans. Thanks! Building an outdoor bed had been a dream of mine forever, but I had no idea how to build a hanging bed! Email. As such, would love if you could share the exact dimensions of the eye screw to ensure that everything works right.

100% polypropylene film yarn, will not get rough on hands. We’ve had up to 450 lbs on it at one time with no issues. Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2018. If you find that it is still slipping, you place a wire rope clamp on the ropes on each side of the eye screw.
So much so that we just can't stop building them. You had fun with the swings when you were young?

I wouldn’t recommend going much less than this.

Love the swing I’m planning to build one Wondering if you have any suggestions for hanging when you have vinyl soffit? Love your work!! We'll keep you updated on what we're up to. Do i need to adjust the frame size from 77” to 76” (including the other front and back measurements) or can i use the measurements in the instructions as is?

A: Absolutely!

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This type of swing is one of my favorite things to build for a couple of reasons. i just finished to build it and its look fantastic,

3/4" and 1" rope orders will include galvanized hardware. 3/4″? We have a twin size bed swing coming. How much clearance do you recommend behind the swing to the wall, with this install option? I covered the mattress and made the pillows and that took much longer. All products should be inspected immediately upon delivery. I also wanted it to be affordable. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Any ideas? Fit to Be Tied: Four Common Knots. Form a small loop at the center of the rope.

I’m afraid I don’t have all of those adjusted measurements, but all you would need to do is calculate the width and length different between a twin mattress and crib mattress. Also, I want to thank you for taking the time to post the plans of this beautiful swing.

All pillow and mattress covers are removable via a hidden zipper and are machine washable. I am excited to get started making this.


Hope that helps! We only used two eye screws and not sure where to put the other 2 if we added them.
But I had a question, as we are going to place this in our backyard. I’d like to make this but with wider armrests, so you could set a book or drink on them. That’s correct. Please write the RA# clearly on the return package. This ensures that we have received your order and have pre-authorized your credit card for purchase. If you have questions about the status of an order, feel free to email us at: Thank you so much for easy, precise directions!! This version of the timeless classic features a tire supported horizontally by three points of attachment and a swivel point that allows movement in multiple directions. No problem about the weight on the pergola as it’s super strong, but just wanting to ensure that we are hanging it safely and without risk of it being too heavy. This looks great and I plan on building it this week. See Returns Policy, A: The outside dimensions are listed on each product on our website within the product description section. So excited that your are going to build it. Once you place your order, we will send out an order confirmation to you. The directions call for 6 slats, but the drawing only shows 5. Each post is made from two pieces.

Henry made one for my mother and she the placement of it is perfect for swinging and the grandkids use it tons for that! What is the durability of each? A: We suggest painting pine and staining cedar and cypress. Learn these three knots to improve the ease and pace of setup on your hammock camping trips. You mentioned locating the nail holes. Hope that helps!

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Next, fish one end of the rope through one of the holes on the swing, and tie a knot underneath. Awesome project!

Hanging ropes are typically designed to be used with our swing beds; however, they can also be used with porch swings. This rope is perfect for our heavy bed swing.

This will distribute the weight better, and it should still be able to swing just fine. I’m a structural engineer stumbling across your post! I’m making my swing today and I’m super excited. Nothing reminds us of lazy summer days more than an old-fashioned tire swing hanging from a tree. Do you know of anyone who has hung this from a screened in porch that has a deck above? Hi!!

Love the plan. I altered them a bit for a crib size mattress which my daughter requested. Q: How are swing beds shipped? Love the design. The final step in the building process was adding the top to the back and a middle rail support. You’ll just need to determine the difference between a standard twin mattress and the size of the crib mattress you’re using. So you need to keep the rope from slipping through the eye hole. Does it change in anyway if you use black walnut?

I also used 2×4 on the bottom with a hole for the ropes to hang from instead of the eye screw. WhAt stain exactly did u use. Mouse over the knot name below to see a description of that knot.

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We used 5×8’s for the armrests so we can rest drinks and things on them. Did you put a cover on your mattress?

Typically designed to be used with our swing beds; however, they can also be used with standard porch swings as well. Our deck sits on top of our screened in porch so there are not “ceiling joists” per say rather the 1 x ??

But now we are thinking that we should build one to fit a twin XL mattress instead, which is 38”x80” or 5” longer. Yes, they are strong enough. Shipping & Returns: Free Shipping. The 72 1/2 is the measurement of wood inside the outer frame, the slats rest on that wood and the mattress sits on top. This is so great! Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. The weight capacity of each is equivalent.

Thanks for the plans they seem very straightforward and easy to follow! You’re welcome.

Hi there I love this!