IT’S BEEN TOO LONG. I finally have another woodworking video for the internet. I built a porch swing, with an arbor, for our cabin in Broken Bow (Hochatown), Oklahoma. ENJOY!

I’m not sure if you should call it an arbor or a pergola, but it’s a structure that holds our swing. It’s build from pressure treated wood that I gathered at our local Home Depot. I found it on Pinterest while looking around at different swings. I couldn’t find any plans, but the exploded view on Pinterest was enough for me to figure it out.

The swing was another Pinterest find. I loved the idea of the fold down center console. I wish I had engineered the build a bit better in my head before starting. I had to adapt the console in the middle of the project, which made it turn out not 100% awesome. I choose to leave off the side armrests, it doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

I used pressure treated wood everywhere I could find the right size. The slats for the swing were pine. I did poly them, but I’m sure they’ll need some upkeep. Once the arbor wood dries, it was still wet when purchased, I plan to clean and stain a dark brown. That should happen come June this summer.

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