screw the porch swing hangers into the joist or overhead beam, and hang your chains. position these marks an inch or two wider than your swing length to disperse the weight. for example, if your swing is 5 feet long, position the chains hooks 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches apart.
swing pergola tutorial . i have built 5 of these swing pergolas two at my house, one at my daughter's first home, one at her current home and one for a neighbor. it is not a difficult project to built but one that requires two sets of hands and a little muscle
when hanging a porch swing, it is extremely important that its hung from the ceiling joists of the porch. the weight of the swing plus the people sitting on it requires something strong for support.
hang the swing. connect a rope or chain to the front swing hook, then loop it up through the corresponding eyebolt or screw-eye on your porch ceiling. connect the end of your rope or chain to the second swing hook on the same side of the porch swing that you connected the other end of your rope or chain.
how to hang a porch swing gather necessary supplies. the supplies needed to hang a porch swing are fairly minimal locate the ceiling joists. you probably have a general idea of where you want to hang your swing. determine where to hang the porch swing. now that youve located the joists
hanging a swing from a pergola hi all. have just finished a big freestanding pergola from designpine. given the spans and overall look i was after, i used 280x42 beams and rafters. big wood. i want to hang a swing for my 2yo from one of the beams. weight will not be an issue the beam spans less than 1m .
how to hang a swing from a pergola measure the chain attached to your swing to determine the height for the swing. cut the chain to the appropriate length using bolt cutters, or mark off the chain link at select beams of the pergola from which to hang the swing that are supported, mark the
when hanging porch swings, allow for at least a 4-foot arc for the swing to move through. as for height off the floor, use 17 inches as a starting point, and adjust from there. hanging chains can be stainless or galvanized steel; if you prefer the look of rope, make sure it is marine-grade braided nylon or polyester, and check it regularly for signs of wear.