I had two of my own rotted-out swing chairs just laying around waiting to be disposed of until one day I decided to fix em up myself! A wooden swing looks just as good (if not better) and lasts a lot longer than a fabric one does!
- Self tapping screws (I used 1 1/2 in long screws but since the metal piping on these frames vary in size, you may want to measure what length you’ll need to screw through wood into frame)
- 2x4s (I used ten 5ft 3in 2x4s but each swing chair will vary)
- High quality outdoor spray paint
- Stain or paint for wood
- Chop Saw
- Hand Drill w/drill bits
Remove any old fabric
Spray paint the frame
Measure and cut 2x4s
Sand edges of 2x4s and then paint or stain
Space 2x4s out on bench
Drill tiny pilot holes where your screws will be, making sure to drill through the wood and into the metal tubing.
Click HERE to learn how to do a pilot hole.
Now drill countersink holes about halfway into the wood, so that when the self tapping screws are drilled in, the top of the screw will sit below the surface of the wood and penetrate the metal tubing.
Click HERE to learn how to countersink.
These are self tapping screws. Drill your self tapping screws into the wood where you drilled the pilot and countersink holes.