Swing Make Over
I took a 2 person old swing and gave it a make over.
I removed the old cloth seat with heavy duty utility knife, an Allen wrenches and wrench. You may have to loosen some bolts to remove the cloth seat in some areas.
I removed the swing from the frame and placed the bolts in a zip lock bag so I would not loose them. I then used a hand sander, Dremal and a sanding block to remove rust and loose paint.
We cut 1 x 4 treated wood to fit with in the swing. I sanded the wood with my hand sander.
I stained the wood, sanding between coats. Then I added 2 coats of polyurethane lightly sanding between each coat.
I painted the frame. I decided I wanted to use 2 different colors, one for the swing and one for the frame. Remember if you want to place a cushion(s) and pillows in your swing purchase them when you pick out your paint colors.
Place all your boards on the swing before you screw them down.
Pre drill your holes.
The screw the wood to the frame using a self tapping screw for metal.
Once you place a the wood on the seat then lay the Fram on its back and do the same the last 3 steps.
Put your swing back together. Place the cushions and the pillows on your swing and enjoy.
I placed the swing on a little sitting area where I had a picnic table. The tables were metal chairs where I took the backs off. Spray painted them the same color as the swing . Making this swing is easy but may take a few weekends because of waiting for stains and paint to dry.
This is another swing I did last year. As long as it is a 2 seater swing you can transform any swing. The longer swings do not have the brace in the middle of the swing.
- Sander, sanding block, drill, wrench, saw. Allen wrench, stain, polyurethane, spray paint, self tapping screws for metal, 1x4 treated wood, (Any home improvement store)
Published August 20th, 2017 8:30 AM