Composite Porch Swing Design

Aug 5th

A composite porch swing is a comforting and relaxing place to sit and watch the sunset or just enjoy the gentle breeze and tranquility for a summer day. When designing a porch swing, try to create a design that inspires this mood. You want the chair to be comfortable and relaxing, but you do not want to lean too far back. This makes swing awkward when it is hanged. Collect pictures of porch swings from home and garden magazines. Choose a couple you like and circle the things you like about them in terms of shape. Draw on your millimeter paper a horizontal line to represent at the bottom of the chair. Use a scale ratio of two squares to each foot, making your chair lower four squares long.

Place the angle gauge bottom edge on this line, so angle the center lines up at one end. Then make a 95-degree mark on the angle meter. Use a ruler to draw a straight line using a ruler from one end of the horizontal line up to this mark. Darker the line so it crosses six squares, so it will be three meters long. This is the back rest of the porch swing design. Draw another horizontal line, which is 10 squares long to make your porch swing five feet long.

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Place the angle gauge at one end of this line and again mark a 95 degree angle, then draw a line up to this point to define the sides of the chair. This line extends from the end of the horizontal line, so the backrest escapes to the side for a while. This line also crosses six seats, so the backrest will be three feet tall. Draw in the top of the backrest by carefully copying the style from a picture of a porch swing you like best. Use the graph as a guide, draw one half first and then copy this half on the other side. Be aware of where the lines on your first page intersect the graph squares to make both sides symmetrical.

Draw in the backrest steps by creating parallel lines along the graph paper; each distributed half square to a real-life distance of three inches apart. With this method, you can precisely see how many steps you will need for the final design. You will also know the length of boards you want to use to create the seat and top of the backrest. Now a mark on each side or at the top of the seat must have a square from the end. This is for the eye hooks that will turn to a tripod. Swing will be attached as chain and hooks to these lacquers. Design swing stand by drawing two vertical lines on each side of the swing chair, each square from the end of the chair.

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