Old Door Porch Swing

December 31st, 2008 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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We needed a new swing for the front of our house so I made this porch swing from a door. I turned the door on it's side, cut it to size and used cedar lumber. I didn't have a pattern for the swing I had the old swing to follow, So I just made it out of heavier wood and screws so it is very sturdy. When I finished the swing I decided it needed door knobs as accents, the hardest thing with this was when I hung the door the back was so heavy it wanted to flip. Ended up fixing that by adding I-bolts on the arms for the chains to go through.

This was one of my harder projects, but I think it turned out great.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, furniture

Comments (10)

Dgladx writes: This is a great idea swings for three are so rare to find and using a door sure solves that problem. Posted: 3:48 pm on June 19th
MimiToria writes: What a fun project you've created here with new cedar and a vintage element with the door and door knobs. Very cool! You sure do well with your talents!
Gretchen Posted: 12:34 pm on January 7th
georgiamoon writes: So so so cute! And you did this with no instructions??? What an eye you have for re-creating things. Good job...I'm impressed, Georgia Posted: 1:18 pm on January 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: This is beautiful- Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing more from you- Krista Posted: 6:49 pm on January 1st
plumberdaughter writes: Thanks for all the nice comments. Wow I just love all the great idea's I'm getting from this site. This is better then HGTV! Posted: 2:06 pm on January 1st
CottageElements writes: Great job! I was gonna say, are you sure your Dad's not a carpenter? Welcome to the site!

Lani Posted: 1:19 pm on January 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Fantastic job! I absolutely love the door knob accents. Beautiful work.

Take care,
Candy Posted: 11:34 am on January 1st
LuAnn writes: Great job and no instructions either. Way to go!!!

LuAnn Posted: 7:42 am on January 1st
junkermidge writes: Awesome job on this porchswing. Apparently your dad's not the only one who knows how to use tools. Way to go! And welcome.
Midge Posted: 8:58 pm on December 31st
lovecrafting writes: Love this! Makes me wish I had a front porch. Posted: 8:11 pm on December 31st
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