DIY Porch Swing Featuring a Repurposed Headboard – 8 Creative Steps

DIY Porch Swing Featuring Repurposed Headboard
DIY Porch Swing with Repurposed Headboard

Here’s another way of repurposing a headboard that has seen better days. Turn it into a DIY porch swing!

This porch swing does not only use an old headboard but also an old door, making it a wide piece of furniture to relax on. Its arms are also made of reclaimed wood. The dog beds used, which are way cheaper than regular cushions, make it comfortable seating.

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This repurposing idea doesn’t have a detailed step-by-step how-to unlike other DIY furniture projects since reclaimed furniture pieces or wood are different from each other. But by viewing our album below, you can get some ideas on how you can go about making your own DIY porch swing with recycled pieces!

DIY Porch Swing
DIY Porch Swing with Repurposed Headboard

What are the materials needed to make a repurposed headboard for a porch swing?

You can also see the owner-builder’s notes on this project by heading over to the link provided below.

Who says you have to buy expensive furniture for enjoying leisure time at home?

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  • Old Headboard
  • Old Door
  • Clear Wood Coat
  • Paint
  • Dog Beds
  • Throw Pillows
  • Rope
  • Screws
  • Sand Paper


  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Paintbrush

How to make a repurposed headboard for a porch swing?

1. Gather and measure the materials.

Make sure the measurements will fit your old headboard to your swing.

2. Cut the headboard.

Trim the board according to the size of your swing.

3. Make your headboard smooth.

Use sandpaper to finish the edges and clear the rough spots.

4. Make the holes.

Mark the holes where you will drill to insert the rope later

5. Drill the holes.

Drill the holes according to the size of your rope.

6. Paint the headboard.

Once the headboard is clean and clear from scratches and spots, you can now apply wood paint with your favourite colour.

7. Attach the headboard to your swing.

Insert the rope into the holes and tie a knot. To learn more on how to tie a knot, check here.

8. Hang the swing back.

When the ropes and knots are secured, you can now hang it to a post or tree.

Thanks to Homemedit for this great project. You can get the full step-by-step instructions here

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