Saturday, March 24, 2012

This Ain't Yer Grandma's Porch Swing! DIY Swing Beds & Chairs

Porch + Swing + Bed = Awesome

Check out how some creative folks used salvaged wood, old doors, and reclaimed furniture to create these wonderful suspended beds, seats, and chair swings for either indoor or outdoor use. I think you'll agree...this ain't yer grandma's porch swing!

photo by Roland Persson

Dreamy porch swing bed with picket fence headboard via Bedzz Without Legzz





I need a swing like this to refresh my spirit! 



Wonderful outside swing via Coastal Living





Love the idea of an over sized hanging bench... you could even buy and modify a wooden futon frame for this, with a twin or toddler mattress. (waterproofed of course):
Chippendale swing bed

Boho inspired swing bed




 If you don't want to make your own, you can buy a swing bed online!

Check out my related blog post: 
Upcycled: New Uses For Old Chairs

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  1. Your china jewelry is lovely.


  2. Wow, lots of creative ways to use old wood, headboards and footboards! Very Comfy, and they look so inviting on those great front porches. Not so sure I would try sitting on that last one... lol!

  3. I think I need to build a porch to have one of these tempting...come take a nap on a spring afternoon...porch swings! Love every one of them, thank you for curating this relaxing collection !

  4. These are so awesome! I wish I had a porch to build one! They all look like a perfect place for an afternoon nap. Gwyneth Paltrow's is so elegant!

  5. Wow - I want one! The last one is my favorite. I love the separate swing for the lamp lol.

  6. So cool! Wish I had a porch! That last one is awesome.So dreamy! At my house though it would be over run with cats, possums, the local racoon or even the peacocks!

  7. I was thinking just this morning how I wihs I could make something like this for our terrace, you have inspired me to really look into it!

    1. Great! Good luck with your project! Now you have lots of ideas!

  8. Wonderful idea... as soon as I'll buy a house i'll give the hubby the job of his life !

  9. Its fun to look at so many porch swings. I think about them quite a bit, Laura, if you have a moment, check out the Musical Porch Swing I build here in portland~

    Thanks again for the collection ~ I love those huge forest beds hung up high. It says... its dangerous to sleep with me~

    ha! T

  10. Great recycle ideas! Thanks!

    May all your gardens grow,

  11. love every swing!! BUT how do you mount them to the ceiling?

    1. I would ask for advice on that at your local hardware store. It would depend on your particular ceiling construction.

  12. Great Ideas. Love the bed swing. This would be great on a spring or fall evening to relax and star gaze.

  13. Wonderful article with beautiful photos! Bed Swings seem to be the "in" thing right now. Our company, Cypress Moon, makes Swing Beds, as well as many other Porch Swings. Drop by and visit us sometime! Thank you so much!

  14. Perfect........ swing away

  15. Laura Beth,

    For your readers, our SwingBeds(TM) with our unique hanging kit does not require any extra ceiling support. As long as the house is built to code you connect directly to the ceiling joists with no problem. Visit us online at: or contact us with any questions. 901-217-9464.

    Our SwingBeds(TM) have been showcased in Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens magazine. We also offer custom SwingBeds(TM) to meet your specific design or needs.



  16. my girls want one of these for their bedrooms. I have some old doors and old pallets, you've have given me great ideas on how to get started. they'll love this.

  17. I would love to be able to do what I used to. At 62, I have lost a lot of the ability to go get the lumber, saw it, stain it, handle the weight, etc, but I absolutely love the crafting of this type project. Now I just write about it. What I used to do... I am inspired and these are beautiful. I want one for my gazebo out back. Maybe I'll find someone willing to take my idea and turn it into MY swinging bed. Thanks for making my crafting ideas come to life.

  18. Thanks sooooo much for sharing these adorable swing beds.
    These are simply darling, I want to have them!

  19. Probably one of my favorite posts! Thanks!


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