Unwind in your yard with a DIY wood porch swing with cup holders!

Porch Swing Bench

Do you enjoy hanging out on your porch? Well, lazy summer days and breezy evenings out there are better when there’s a swaying porch swing in which to lean back, relax, and while away the time.

There’s no shortage of porch swings in furniture shops, but you can have the added satisfaction of a job well done should you decide to build one yourself, instead.

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12/07/2021 12:16 am GMT

Here’s a DIY project that can make hanging out in your yard even better – literally – with this wood porch swing bench!

Having swing furniture is one of the best ideas you can add to your outdoor area. Swings are a crowd favorite, whether you’re five or fifty-five.  Swings give kids that exhilarating feeling of flying high. And even when we get older, they offer great comfort as we sit on them, swaying gently as we enjoy the afternoon outdoors.

It’s especially perfect for when you want to relax after a long day. It also adds value to your property.

DIY Porch Swing with Cup Holders

This wood porch swing bench not only sways you to a state of relaxation, but it also allows you to enjoy a refreshing beverage with its center and armrest cup holders!

It’s an easy build, using only common tools, and takes just one weekend to finish. You’ll find it really easy that you can even build another for a family or friend!

With a wood porch swing bench with cup holders, you can enjoy your downtime alone or in the company of friends or family swapping stories with your favorite drinks.

Do you need this swing bench in your yard?

You’ll need these materials:

  • 3 pcs – 8′ long 2×3 Timber
  • 1 pc – 8′ long 1×3 Timber
  • 23 pcs – 8′ long 1×2 Timber
  • 100 pcs – 2-1/2″ Screws
  • 50 pcs – 1-5/8″ Screws
  • 4 Eye Screws
  • Porch Swing Hanging Kit
  • Wood Glue

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Hammer
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • Miter Saw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Sander
  • Safety Gloves and Glasses

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You can get step-by-step instructions from My Outdoor Plans over here!

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