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Perfect for an enclosed patio or sunroom, family room, or covered porch, this indoor swing is easy to make if you have basic DIY skills, plus you will find everything you need for this project at your local hardware store. It's made of 16mm MDF that you can have cut to size for easy assembly.

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Step 1: You will need

Picture of You will need

See Cutting List +

120-, 240- and 1000-grit sandpaper
No More Nails adhesive [gorilla glue]

Wood filler

Plascon Double Velvet

4 eyehooks + nuts and washers

4 lengths of 1 metre chain for arms

2 lengths of chain for hanging from ceiling

Heavy-duty hooks for mounting to ceiling beams or joists


Drill/Driver + assorted bits

Countersink bit

Jigsaw + clean-cut blade

Orbital sander (see the new Skil 3-in-1)

Bosch PFS spray system

CLICK HERE FOR EASY CONVERSION TOOL: http://www.simetric.co.uk/feet_to_metres.php

Step 2: The back

Picture of The back

Start off by cutting out your design on the back panel [A]. I had a spare sheet of pine that I used, but have specified 16mm mdf in the cutting list. With the recent problems experienced with pine, I would recommend that you use MDF for this project. For overseas readers you can substitute with your choice of material and simply adjust the measurments to fit.

Step 3: Seat assembly

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1. On the back [A] measure up from the bottom edge and draw a line. Use this as a guide to attach the seat [C]. At the same time you can attach the seat front [D] at 16mm in from the front edge of the seat. Pre-drill and countersink pilot holes through the seat [C] to attach the seat front [D].

2. Use your jigsaw to cut out openings in both armrests [B]. Use a Dremel MultiMax or hand sand to remove any uneven edges. On the armrest sides [F] measure up 150mm from the bottom, draw a line and cut a diagonal.

3. To attach the armrest front / back [F] to the sides [B], on both sides measure in 16mm and draw a line. Use this as a guide to attach the armrest front / back [F] to the sides [B].

4. Sides [B] with armrest fronts and backs [F] attached.

wow! the best indoor swing :)