What’s not to love about a front porch swing? Relaxing, charming, and an invitation to your guests to come sit a spell. Few things add as much curb appeal, and even fewer do it with such a statement of welcoming. Enjoy your neighborhood and your front garden space, and create a spot to cool down from the day, enjoy the birds, breathe the air, shoot the breeze, or just, be. These DIY front porch swings will have you out on the porch all season long! Don’t have a front porch? No worries. Make a freestanding swing and put it wherever you please! (There is a tutorial for that, too!)

Learn how to build a porch swing from ‘Family Handyman’. We really like the back of the seat, it has charming Adirondack styling.



From sisters Kelli and Kristi at ‘Lolly Jane’ we are in love with the idea behind this one… They converted a sentimental baby crib to a porch swing! Lots of photos on how they did it, and recommendations on supplies.


Build this simple DIY porch swing with ‘A Beautiful Mess’ and their very thorough tutorial. Lots of step by step photos. So pretty!!!


Amanda from ‘Tale of an Ugly House’ has the perfect tutorial for a DIY porch swing and pergola. We love this for anyone who does not have a secure place to attach a swing, as this one is freestanding. What a gorgeous porch! Don’t forget to look for the link to their building plans within their post.


Build a wood porch swing with cupholders! ‘Ideas 2 Live 4’ has a tutorial for this innovative project, complete with a place to set your wine or soda, so you never have to go back inside.


From ‘Instructables’, this DIY porch swing can be built for under $100!


Want something with a little more space to “spread out” and relax? Try this DIY swinging bed made from pallets, by Medina at ‘Grillo Designs’.


From Jasmin at ‘Gypsy Barn’ via ‘Hometalk’, try this DIY repurposed porch swing for a project with lots of character. Made from an old headboard, this is a really awesome way to recycle something worn out, and NOT have it look like junk.


Finally, if you are looking for something a little more streamlined and modern, try this tutorial from Kim & Scott at ‘Yellow Brick Home’ for their DIY porch swing. Love it!


Image Credits: A Beautiful Mess, Family Handyman, Lolly Jane, Tale of an Ugly House, Ideas 2 Live 4, Instructables, Hometalk



    1. Kathy Woodard June 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      Thx for the amazing project to share!


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