Learn how to build your own hanging day bed swing!

Ahh, a very relaxing hanging daybed! Is there anybody who doesn’t want to have this piece of furniture in their outdoor area?

Hanging day bed swing

Building a hanging daybed isn’t exactly a quick weekend project! But anybody who’s simply willing to squeeze in a couple of hours every day can make their own hanging daybed swing in a week! This DIY project doesn’t require any special tools or skills.

However, if you are thinking of taking on this project we recommend you consult a professional builder or carpenter (unless you already are one 😉 ) to assess your ceiling joists first. It’s a necessary step to ensure that everything is strong enough to carry the weight of both the daybed and its occupants!

As long as you’ve sought advice from a professional and have taken your time in building a strong and sturdy daybed frame, you’ll be able to enjoy many relaxing and super-comfortable hours in your DIY hanging daybed swing.

Just imagine getting your much needed afternoon nap or reading a great book on your hanging daybed! It sure is worth the time and all the work needed, isn’t it? 🙂

Be inspired by taking a look at our album of hanging daybed swings below, and learn how to build one by heading over to the step-by-step tutorial by Jordan Valley Home and Garden Club.

You’ll need these materials:

  • 6 – 1 x 6 x 8 Pine Boards
  • 8 – 1 x 4 x 8 Pine Boards
  • 2 – 1/4″ x 3″ Carriage Bolts
  • 2 – 1/4″ x 2″ Carriage Bolts
  • 4 – 1/4″ Washers
  • 4 – 1/4″ Nylon Nuts
  • 2 – 3/8″ Eyebolts
  • 2 – 3/8″ Nylon Nuts
  • 4 – 3/8″ Fender Washers
  • 2 – Large S Hooks
  • 2 – Small S Hooks
  • Paint
  • 30′ Chain – rated at 340 lbs

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Miter Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Sander
  • Paintbrush
  • Router
  • Wood Clamps


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You can watch the step-by-step instructions from April Wilkerson here:


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