Outdoor Glider Swing Plans

This step by step project is about outdoor glider swing plans. If you want to relax in the garden, building a beautiful glider swing is a great idea. The best aspect of this project is that you only need 2x4s and 2x3s to build this sturdy glider bench. Moreover, I truly recommend you to check out the rest of the outdoor plans on my site, for even more building ideas.

There are many designs and plans you could choose from, so you should take a look on more projects before starting the actual project. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a simple but sturdy design, this project might be the solution to your needs. Moreover, you could build all the components from 2×4 lumber, as to save both time and money. Make sure you check all the dimensions before making the cuts, otherwise the components might not fit together easily.

 

 

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Outdoor Glider Swing Plans

Building the glider stand

Building the glider stand

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 32 1/4” long, 4 pieces – 5 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 28 3/4″ long SIDES
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 70″ long, 3 pieces – 8 3/4″ long FRAME
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 14 1/3″ long, 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 32 1/4″ long BRACES
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 22 1/4″ long TOP

Tools

Tips

  • Pre-drill holes in the wooden components, before driving in the screws
  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts

 

 

Building a wood glider swing stand plans

Main frame

Main frame

The first step of the project is to build the main frame for the glider swing. Cut the components at the dimensions described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the 70″ components and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular supports. Make sure the corners are square.

Side frames

Side frames

Continue the project by assembling the sides for the glider swing stand. Cut the components for the stand from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the vertical legs and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the horizontal supports. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Building the side frames

Building the side frames

Drill pilot holes through the bottom and top supports and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the legs. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.

Assembling the frame of the stand

Assembling the frame of the stand

Fit the main frame to the sides of the stand. Make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Use a spirit level to plumb the sides and check if the main frame is horizontal.

Side braces

Side braces

Build the braces for the sides of the stand. Make 45 degrees to both ends of the braces and smooth edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the side braces

Fitting the side braces

 

Fit the braces to the sides of the swing stand. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock it into place tightly.

Braces

Braces

In addition, you need to make more  braces for the glider swing stand, so you enhance its rigidity. Make the angle cuts to both ends of the 2×3 braces and smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Fit the braces to the glider stand, as shown in the plans. Make sure you place the braces to the middle of the components, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2′ screws.

Glider swing plans

Glider swing plans

Make sure you check out PART 1 of the glider swing project, so you learn how to build the bench. Even if you are a rookie when it comes to DIY, you will be surprised how easy it is to make this glider swing with some common household tools and materials.

Smart Tip: Fill the holes with a good filler, let it dry out and sand the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper. Vacuum the residues and apply several coats of protective paint.

 

 

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