When the weather calls for it I really like to spend time outdoors in the summer or springtime, reveling in the sunshine and fresh air. I don’t necessarily mean a whole bunch of strenuous outdoor activities – sometimes it’s nice to just lounge around outside in the company of good people or a good book. The perfect vessel for this lovely relaxation is a swinging bench, don’t you think? Time to learn how to make your own.
If you already have something from which to hang your bench—like a swing set frame or a strong tree—then building just the bench will be a relatively quick and easy project. This particular bench plan has quite a broad seat so that you can get cozy with cushions and have enough room to lie down comfortably. With the right wood, basic set of tools, a few hours and a smallish budget, you can have this, too!
Free Plans Available on AnaWhite
Swing with Frame
If your porch or yard doesn’t have something for you to hang your bench from then you’re much better off building your own freestanding A-frame stand; and since this is a mobile set, you can change its position around whenever necessary. The bench is nice and big and the frame certainly looks sturdy, so I’m sure you’ll be spending a lot of time on there once you finish your masterpiece.
Other Swinging Benches Based on Ana White’s Plans
So, what will you be making this weekend?