Summer is a great time for relaxing outside and what better way to do that than with a porch swing? How about if you had several porch swings all surrounding a campfire – then you could do the relaxing outside thing all through the year. There is a great DIY campfire idea that has porch swings all around it. Not only could you relax, but you could invite all of your friends or family to come join you in your own little paradise.
It’s a relatively easy project. You start by building a hexagonal shape to hang the swings from. If you want 5-foot swings, then you need your braces about 7 feet apart each. You may want to leave one of the bays open so that people can go in and out, but oh my goodness, what a great project.
You could build this in the yard, and people would never want to leave your house. This would be such a neat project for summer evenings, and you can either buy the swings or just build them yourself. Read Dave's (The genius who came up with this idea) instructions here - Who doesn't like a campfire - Bowhunting forums
*Edit: Jay has step-by-step instructions on how to get the porch swing done here.