DIY garden swing

This high-backed swing hangs securely from sturdy, 5/8-inch-diameter nylon or hemp rope that runs through the swing's arms and frame.

A yellow transparent stain emphasizes the grain of the wood; it is also protected with several coats of an exterior, satin-finish polyurethane.

The average woodworker can build the swing in a weekend; staining and sealing will add several more days, due to drying time between coats.

Most cuts can be made with a circular saw, handsaw, or saber saw, but the angled back support would be more easily cut with a table saw. A full-service lumberyard can generally do this for you.

Materials

Cost: About $150

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http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/porch-swing-building-plan-00418000067687/