Pergola Swing/Day Bed Swing


I made the swing out of old deck boards. The pressure treated 6×6′s are cemented 4 feet in the ground. The top two boards are 10 feet long by 3 inches thick by 10 inches high I used large 10,000lb bolts for the weight and look (yes over kill) . I sewed water and bed bug mattress cover on cushions then outdoor material over top. I used our old original queen size foam mattress from our camper. I bought large springs for more comfort but haven’t put them in the chain yet. I have one coat of gel stain and about 5 coats of urethane. I used tools and hand carved the ends and routed the edges.


Wow that’s a beautiful place for an afternoon nap. Nice wood working skills too, the details are fantastic. I bet every kid in the neighbourhood is on it whenever they can. Well done!

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Thank you:) still working on the landscaping around it. Kids enjoy it for sure.

That’s a nice one. Solid for sure.
Once you are done with the landscaping, it will standout even more.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Beautiful swing and area as well. Good job!

-- Michal,

Awesome Job! I like every thing about it and the little helper looks like he’s tuckered out from being over worked LoL!

Thanks:) Lol, he is an awesome helper.

Love this! I bet the family will get years of enjoyment out of this. Great job!!

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men - and women - to do nothing. Burke

That looks just wonderful. A great idea.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks I’m building one around our fire pit to kind of match this one but it will be a lot more detailed. It will be 20×16 feet. Big project but it will be worth it in the end.

That is beautiful Sheri! Congratulations and thank you for showing it to everyone.


Heavy duty well built. It will last for years. Nice job.


Love it ,that’s one gorgeous swing. That youngster almost gets lost in that big swing.

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Lol, thanks. It’s really comfy. No problem taking a nap on it that’s for sure.

That looks SO GOOD and comfortable… Perfect for an afternoon nap! :)

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