If you have kids or you miss the kid in you, building a garden swing is one of those life changing projects. Building a swing means freedom and creativity, so why not take up the plunge and invest in your happiness? There are several designs you can choose, starting with the classic A-frame structure up to more complex arbor stands.
I have gathered the best free garden swing plans on the internet to help you with the woodworking project. In addition, I have selected only the plans that come with detailed instructions and with a materials list, so that you can save time and money.
If you want to build an arbor swing that can be easily moved from one location to another, you should check out these plans. MyOutdoorPlans provide easy to follow instructions for building this arbor swing stand with deck. The project comes with easy to follow instructions, diagrams and a complete cut list. Read More >>
Another approach would be to build an A-frame swing stand. GardenPlansFree provides easy to follow instructions and a detailed cut list, so that any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done with ease. The posts are made from 4×4 lumber, while the braces are built from 2×4 lumber. Check out the plans and read the instructions before assembling the stand. Read more >>
Better Home and Gardens (Photography: John Halfhide, Dieter Mylius) created plans for a sturdy swing stand with a minimalist design. If you are all about functionality and you want just a quick and straight-forward process, you need to check out these plans. Read More >>
This swing stand from MyOutdoorPlans is a great choice if you want a sturdy project but you want a more individualized design. The top arbor really adds value to the stand. You can easily adjust the size of the wooden stand, so that you can accommodate any swing bench. MyOutdoorPlans is one of the most reputable source of free woodworking plans on the internet, so you don’t have to worry about the accuracy of the plans. Read More >>
Todayshomeowner comes with a great project. The site provides a meaningful video, so that you can better understand what building a swing arbor is all about. A great resource to check out, if you are more interested in the techniques, rather than the diagrams. Read More >>
HowToSpecialist really raised the bar with this project. If you are looking for a movable swing stand made from wood, HowToSpecialist has got you covered with detailed plans. If you have the basic woodworking skills, you can really pull it through in just one day, as the projects is reasonably simple. Diagrams, step by step instructions and a cut list complete the whole picture. Read more >>
The last project comes from MyOutdoorPlans and is about an A-frame swing. This is a basic project, so if you aren’t interested that much in the design of the project, but more in the practical side, you can take a look over these plans. Read more >>
I find these plans really intriguing because you can basically build this garden swing using just 2x4s and screws. Yes, hard to believe but the guys at HowToSpecialist.com engineered the swing so good, that the 2x4s will be enough to support the weight of a toddler. Read More >>
GardenPlansFree designed this awesome swing stand that is the perfect choice for a bench swing. This swing is made out of wood and it features an elegant design and sturdy frame that will hole 2 persons easily. Full plans with complete cut / shopping lists are available on their blog. Read More >>
Arbor with Swing – Video