Porch Swing and Arbor Build Video : Update for our Cabin in Broken Bow

Porch Swing and Arbor Build Video : Update for our Cabin in Broken Bow

IT’S BEEN TOO LONG. I finally have another woodworking video for the internet. I built a porch swing, with an arbor, for our cabin in Broken Bow (Hochatown), Oklahoma. ENJOY!

I’m not sure if you should call it an arbor or a pergola, but it’s a structure that holds our swing. It’s build from pressure treated wood that I gathered at our local Home Depot. I found it on Pinterest while looking around at different swings. I couldn’t find any plans, but the exploded view on Pinterest was enough for me to figure it out.

The swing was another Pinterest find. I loved the idea of the fold down center console. I wish I had engineered the build a bit better in my head before starting. I had to adapt the console in the middle of the project, which made it turn out not 100% awesome. I chose to leave off the side armrests, it doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

I used pressure treated wood everywhere I could find the right size. The slats for the swing were pine. I did poly them, but I’m sure they’ll need some upkeep. Once the arbor wood dries, it was still wet when purchased, I plan to clean and stain a dark brown. That should happen come June this summer.

Our Cabin in Broken Bow: http://bit.ly/bb-tbs

Arbor Pin on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/TBS-Arbor
Swing Pin on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/TBS-Swing

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  1. Cleidinha Arteira Mimos on November 13, 2023 at 10:20 pm


  2. MLB1970 on November 13, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Do you by chance have a materials list wanting to make this for my wife

  3. Jonathan Digh on November 13, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Hey I see where you took the measurements from pinterest but where is the smaller exploded views from each of the smaller cuts you made with the small jig saw? Sorry a Noob but really would like to take on this challenge…looks sweet. I could use all the help I can get, thanks in advance.

  4. Salman Sheikh on November 13, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    Amazing build and nice music too..

  5. Marcus Turner on November 13, 2023 at 10:25 pm


  6. GAUCHO POWER on November 13, 2023 at 10:30 pm


  7. Bahaa Badi on November 13, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    Can you please give me a measurement chart and thank you very much in advance.great job You inspired me

  8. Robert Rodenkirch on November 13, 2023 at 10:37 pm

    Treated lumber lumber, why u wasting your time. Sanding and cutting and you breathing that treated sawdust:( I i have 50 years as a carpenter read the warnings on treated dude

  9. Jigglybits on November 13, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Nice but expensive

  10. EZ2CY on November 13, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Where can I find these plans??? Help!!!

  11. Romaine Athey on November 13, 2023 at 10:50 pm

    I will try to do it with Woodprix plans.

  12. narendra irengbam on November 13, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    You wanna set the concrete little higher above the ground just so water doesn’t sit around the wood post. That way you can avoid water damage at the very base and have a longer life for the post. You can still add some concrete mixture on around it now. Little idea, i hope it helps. Great job anyways and your kid, we need more kids like him these days. Hope your video inspires other kids and parents to teach or involve their kids with such useful choruses around the house.

  13. Edmonton Real Estate Listings - MLS on November 13, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    very impressed!

  14. Stigggs on November 13, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Just watched your great video. Could you tell me where you found the plans for the pergola?

  15. vinetta bradley on November 13, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Very nice

  16. Gurbaaz Bhogal on November 13, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    Wow sirf tuhade layi
    https://youtu.be/cGuT715oY14 ok

  17. Mustafa jD on November 13, 2023 at 11:10 pm

    That’s a neat Job there.
    Did it hold strong with just 2 beams how dip was the hole ?

    Do you have a layout on paper? I am trying to make something like that

  18. Pardesi Punjab on November 13, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    How did you hang the swing bench ? Like where did you attach the hooks for chains?

  19. WouterZtube on November 13, 2023 at 11:16 pm

    The 8 double pocket screws which connect the back and the seat will fail

  20. Eddie Duarte on November 13, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Fantastic job on your swing …I’m in the process of making one myself.im not a woodworker I’m actually an ironworker welder so I’m more used to steel than wood which I have incorporated into my swing…lol…I wish I would have filmed it..lol…I wish I would have seen your video first…also I put armrests and curved back…still working on … maybe I can find a way to send you a picture on here when I’m done…my woodworking skills…are nowhere near as good as yours….once again great job

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