Glider Swing Stand Plans

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If you want to learn more about how to build a glider swing stand, you have to take a close look over the free plans in the article. This is a complex project so I have split it into 2 parts. In Part 1 you can see how to assemble the stand for the swing using just 2x4s and 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure all the joints are super rigid and plumb the sides with a spirit level, for a professional result. This swing is the perfect project for your garden or deck, if you like to spend time outdoor, reading a good book or watching the singing birds.

If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan everything with attention, as to prevent costly mistakes and to build a professional garden bench. Invest in high quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the bench will be exposed to all kinds of weather. Apply a few coats of paint over the components, to enhance their appearance and to protect them from bad weather.

 

 

Glider Swing Stand Plans

Building a glider swing stand

Building a glider swing stand

 

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

 

  • One day

 

 

How to build a glider swing stand

Building the side supports

Building the side supports

First of all, you need to assemble the side supports for the stand. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber at the right dimensions. Fit the blockings between the vertical supports. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the side supports.

Assembling the sides

Assembling the sides

Next, you need to attach the bottom component to the side supports. Center the supports to the 2×4 slat, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the bottom and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical supports. Make sure the corners are right-angled for a professional result. Add glue to the joints are remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Attaching the diagonal braces

Attaching the diagonal braces

Next, you need to reinforce the structure by attaching the braces. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the vertical beams are plumb. Add waterproof glue to the joints for a better bond.

Assembling the bottom frame

Assembling the bottom frame

Next, you should build the frame for the stand. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to use 2×4 lumber for the component. Drill pilot holes through the 70″ beams and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the supports. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.

Assembling the glider stand

Assembling the glider stand

Fit the frame to the sides. Align the edges with attention and plumb the sides with a spirit level. Make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Use at least 2 screws for each joint.

Fitting the top components

Fitting the top components

One of the last step of the project is to attach the 2×4 slats to the top of the side supports. Round both ends of the beam to get a professional result. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place. Make sure the corners are square for a professional result.

How to build a glider swing

How to build a glider swing

We recommend you to check if the components are locked into place properly and structure is rigid enough for your garden. Make sure there are no protruding screws or sharp edges.

PRO TIP: Apply several coats of paint or stain over the components, in order to protect them from decay. Check out the rest of the project to learn how to build the bench swing.

 

 

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