On a fairly wide porch of the house, such an attribute of an imposing outdoor recreation, such as a swing, will look great. Not for children, but roomy and reliable, for adults. Our tips site will tell you how to hang a swing on the porch with your own hands, give examples of such an arrangement of the entrance group.
The first thing to do is to decide on the model of the swing itself. As the portal already wrote, they can be very different. In our case, the sofa swing will already hang under the roof, slope, visor, so models with their own canopy are not needed.
It is quite possible to turn an ordinary garden bench into a swing or make them with your own hands from pallets by painting and adding a bedspread, pillows, and other decorative elements. Even a simple wide board will do, you get the simplest version of a swing, not as comfortable as a couch or sofa with a back, but still allowing you to relax.
At the second stage, you need to choose a place for hanging. A standard swing requires at least 1.2 meters, you also need to leave free space on the sides, and also take into account how much you can swing.
It is very important that the canopy or canopy over the porch is able to withstand such a load, because two adults can sit on the swing. Taking into account the rocking – the load is serious.
Important! Swings that are suspended from four chains or ropes at corners require less swinging space. They can only move forward and backward, and with a small amplitude. Swing on two hangers can swing in an arc, which requires more space.
You need to choose what the swing will hang on. The most popular option is four strong ropes with a length of just over 2 meters – along the height of the canopy above the porch. You can, of course, use steel chains, but the ropes are cheaper and look home-like, adding comfort. In addition, the ropes will look better when decorating the porch of a wooden house..
Screw lugs are attached to the swing seat, into which ropes or chains will be inserted. They are attached at the corners, you need four hardware. Or two, if the swing is narrow and two suspensions will be enough.
S-shaped hooks are screwed into the strong canopy beam, on which the swing will hang. Actually, at this stage, the main thing is to ensure that the hooks on the beam and the eyes on the swing are screwed in as securely as possible. Of the tools, only an electric drill is usually used. You will also need a stepladder to screw the hooks into the beam under the canopy..
The process of hanging the swing itself is not particularly difficult. Especially if you already have a secure beam above the porch for fastening, and the swing itself was purchased complete with all the necessary fasteners and parts.
If there is not enough space on your porch for a swing, you can always do it just on the site, by building a canopy with strong beams or by finding a suitable branch of a tall tree.