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DIY Cedar Porch Swing Chair (How-to Video & Free Plans)

Looking to create the perfect outdoor sitting area this summer, even if you don’t have a yard or large deck to work with? This DIY Cedar Porch Swing Chair has a small footprint and can be installed on a patio of any size. Watch the video then download the free DIY project plans here.

Easy Weekend Build

And while this DIY Cedar Porch Swing Chair is impressive, it’s pretty easy to put together with pro tips from expert builder Jim West with Westworks Construction.

In the video, West not only teaches you how to build the chair, but also gives tips on proper installation. If you’re not totally confident in the blocking, make sure you consult a professional when it comes to the final installation in order to make sure you and your family are swinging safely!

 

Why Cedar is Best

Western Red Cedar is the ideal material to build this beautiful outdoor sectional with. It’s naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects, and nothing looks, smells or feels quite like Western Red Cedar.

“It’s easy to work with, it stays true, and the tools (and carpenters) love it” says West.

For this project, West chose a knotty grade of cedar, as it adds warmth and texture. Plus, it’s a cost-effective choice.

Another bonus in using Western Red Cedar is that it’s a choice you can feel good about, as it leaves a smaller carbon footprint than most building materials.

Check out the free, downloadable plans to build your own DIY Cedar Swing Chair

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