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PORCH SWING
x   GLIDER SWING
xx   OUTDOOR FURNITURE
xx   SWING

Solidly built porch swing features a slatted seat which curves to form a slatted back. It is hung from the ceiling using ropes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #20 May-Jun 1991 pg. 22

Classic oak porch swing with curved slats for seat and back.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 36

Photo shows how to make a swinging sofa using a solid-core wood door, plywood, cushions, and chain. The sofa is hung from the ceiling with chains. Est. cost: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 68

Three yard and porch swings you can build. (1) A canopied glider made from 2x4 pine and lattice molding, (2) a contemporary porch glider made from pine and angle iron, and (3) an old-fashioned porch swing built from 3/4" redwood. Plans must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 38

Hanging swing chair is made of 1x2 oak boards strung on a rope and separated by wooden beads. Rope is suspended from a 2x2 oak frame and a large metal ring. Est. cost: $29.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 77

Sturdy porch swing is built from pine lumber and birch dowels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 63, 72

Garden glider. Classic and durable cedar bench swing features a bullnose front edge and decorative cutouts in the slatted back. The seat is 54" long.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 42

Sun swing. Outdoor swing supported by chains hangs from a frame which has a canvas cover to keep direct sun off. Built mostly of pine. Estimated cost: $100 + canopy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1980 (v.3#10) pg. 10

Backyard swing bench. Platform with two benches facing a table rocks back-and-forth under foot power. Suitable for 4 adults. Est. cost: $300.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1982 (v.5#10) pg. 15

Wooden garden swing is built from 2x4's and suspended by chains. Diagrams for two styles of stands to support are also shown.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1985 (v.8#9) pg. 19, 30

Free-standing outdoor swing accommodates two people and is attractively sheltered from direct sun by a latticework canopy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1987 (v.10#10) pg. 54

Summer swing. Garden swing for two hangs from a beam supported by A-shaped end assemblies. Seat and back of swingseat are slatted.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1992 (v.15#8) pg. 20

Net knotted porch swing is supported by plastic plumbing pipe and a chain. Seat is a large cushion.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 43

Tip: Make a swinging porch chair from an old metal lawn chair with the legs removed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 57

Make an old fashioned wooden porch swing. Both a glider version and a rope-hung version of a "sweetheart swing" are included.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 70

Oak porch swing (or bench) features slatted back and contoured slatted seat. May be equipped with legs or suspended from chains.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #269 May-Jun 1986 (v.36#5) pg. 100

Garden retreat. Build this latticework arbor which houses a classic porch swing. Est. cost: $130-$220 depending upon wood choice.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 31

Porch glider (66" long) is built from oak. The seat is suspended from the frame by lengths of chain. Est. cost: $250.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 76

Backyard lawn glider. Est. costs: $280.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #336 Mar 1993 (v.43#3) pg. 82

Jimmy Carter, woodworker. A visit with the former president and drawings of his porch swing. Also includes a simple steambox made from stovepipe.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 65

Porch swing is suspended on chains and features a slatted wooden seat.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 52

Frame to support a porch-style, chain-hung garden swing.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 34

How to build an old-fashioned swing with a fan-shaped stand. Swing, built from 1x2 slats, can also be hung on a porch.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 44

Porch swings. How to build one and hang it securely from the ceiling.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #128 Jun 1996 (v.21) pg. 37

Canvas swing is made from stencilled canvas stuffed with fiberfill and hung from wooden dowels and ropes.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 80, 129

Chain swing for a front porch features a back which can be tilted to the best angle and can be let completely down to form a bed. Built of 2x4s, plywood and foam rubber.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #558 Nov 1974 (v.70) pg. 108

Build a porch glider from PVC pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #87 May-Jun 1984 pg. 120

Outdoor swing. Wooden swing (57" long and supported on chains) has its own support stand or it may be attached to a porch roof. Est. cost: $85 for swing, $71 for stand.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1982 (v.3#6) pg. 43

Build an old-time two-seat yard swing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 140

One-man swing is suspended by rope from tree or porch roof. The seat and back are made from dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1977 (v.148#1) pg. 96

Build an updated version of the old porch swing complete with its own A-frame support if you don't have a porch. Built of white oak and fir.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1978 (v.149#5) pg. 128

Build an old-fashioned oak porch swing suspended by chains from the porch roof. Est. cost: $100.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1983 (v.160#1) pg. 94

Porch-swing glider built of solid red oak. Seats two comfortably.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1985 (v.162#8) pg. 93

Contemporary porch swing you can build. Wood construction, supported by chains attached to ceiling. Folds flat for winter storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 137

Outdoor swinging bench is supported within a frame. Built from 1 sheet of plywood. Bench is 44" wide.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1983 (v.223#2) pg. 94

Nostalgic porch swing (suspended by chains) features gently curved back and seat covered with narrow slats. Est. cost: $100.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #86 Sep 1995 (v.15#2) pg. 41, 33

Two-seated child-sized glider swing project is reprinted from The Deltagram (circa 1946). Could be sized up for adult use.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #104 Sep 1998 (v.18#4) pg. 58

Lawn glider is supported by a frame that sits on the ground. Reprinted from a post-World War II issue of The Deltagram.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #109 Jul 1999 (v.19#3) pg. 50

Contoured porch swing is supported by sturdy ropes attached to porch roof or the A-frame shown. The curved seat and back are covered with wooden slats.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.3#8) pg. 60
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1989 (v.4#1) pg. 12

Triangular hammock chair (hammock swing) is made from standard lumber and heavy acrylic. It is suspended by a rope from a tree or other overhead support. Est. cost: $50.
SUNSET Sep 1982 (v.169#3) pg. 106

Build a summer swing, bench or glider. All three have the same back and seat.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 76

Lazy-days porch swing (48" long) is supported by chains and features a slatted back and seat.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #16 Jul 1990 (v.3#4) pg. 14

Apple-motif outdoor furniture set. Cedar porch glider uses strap iron and bronze bearings for the smooth-action swing arms that support the seat. The slatted seat and back are 48" long. Apple-shaped cutout accents the center slat on the back.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 53, Insert
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #80 Aug 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 21

Small arbor supports a porch swing on chains.
WOOD MAGAZINE #141 Apr 2002 (v.19#3) pg. 68

Porch swing features slatted seat and back. Designed so it can hang from chains or be mounted to a stand as a glider.
WOODSMITH #39 May-Jun 1985 pg. 4, 8

Porch swing features a curved back and seat for both appearance and comfort. The back features wide vertical slats. The seat features narrow longitudinal slats. The swing is supported from overhead with chains.
WOODSMITH #98 Apr 1995 (v.17) pg. 6, 16, 17, 30

Garden swing with a slatted seat and back is hung on chains from an A-frame structure and shaded with a canvas awning.
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 17

Old fashioned wooden porch swing is suspended from ceiling with chains. Est. cost: $50.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 6

Porch swing is suspended by chains from porch ceiling. Built from 2x4 and 1x4 redwood or construction lumber.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Oak swing is constructed by attaching oak slats to three gracefully curved bows. This 44" wide swing is suspended by four ropes from a tree or porch roof.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 26

Classic lawn glider. Two facing benches are separated by a narrow table and covered with a protective awning. The whole assembly rocks gently back-and-forth on four wheels.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 30

Handsome porch swing with a slatted seat and back is made from cherry and ash. An A-frame stand will convert it into a yard swing.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 49

Adult or child size lawn glider. A two-seater with table between seats, all covered with canopy.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 10

Old-fashioned swing. Wooden porch swing with slat back and seat is suspended by chains or rope from porch ceiling, tree limb, etc.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 15

Galloping glider. Child-size glider (swing with two seats) has wooden horses on end of seats.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 32

Old fashioned hanging porch swing is built from oak flooring. Dimensions: 58" long. Hangs from chains.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1981 (v.37#3) pg. 45

Child's two seat lawn swing assembled from stock lumber and thinwall conduit.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1985 (v.41#2) pg. 8

Slatted oak porch swing for a toddler is supported by an oak frame.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 18

A-frame unit to support a porch swing.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 8

Build outdoor furniture for comfort, style and durability. Slanted, arched backs and simple slats are the key features in this matching set of benches, armchairs and porch swing.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 24

Classic porch swing (supported by chains) is built from pressure-treated pine and stainless-steel hardware to last a long time.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 31
Correction WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 6

Porch glider is built from pressure-treated 2x4, 1x6 and 5/4 lumber. and assembled with galvanized screws.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 34