DIY Swinging Outdoor Bed

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An easy to make swinging outdoor bed that will quickly become your favorite spot to nap!
One of my favorite projects of all time is this amazing outdoor swinging bed my husband and I built. If you are looking for a breezy place to nap or read and can spare a few hundred dollars and a couple of days, this is project for you!
To start, we cleared a spot in our backyard and used concrete to place 4 posts in the ground.
While those were drying, we used 2x4s to build the base. We made it the same size as a queen sized bed.
Attaching the platform to the poles was fun. I used a thick rope and learned how to tie a special knot that is normally used for swings.
After staining the entire piece we hung mosquito netting for comfort and string lights for ambiance. To see more detailed steps, check out my blog. :)

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  • Liz Mullen
    on May 3, 2018

    Great idea! It looks uncomfortable though? I would maybe elevate the head to a reclining position and add some outdoor lounge cushions. Just sayin'

  • Wendy Jones
    on Jul 11, 2019

    Very nice. Enjoy

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