The following free porch swing plans come from the fine folks at Workbench Magazine. If you have ever wanted to build your own swing, you probably have concerns about strength and safety (as well you should). Following a nice swing plan like this should give you some comfort that you are following a trusted source who has tested the integrity of the design.
With that said, the swing is also attractive and relatively easy to build. There are a lot of parts to this swing plan, but the basic design is straightforward. In fact, if you are a little creative, you can expand on the design of the back to suit your aesthetic.
Good luck building this swing. Click on the image to download the full plan (source: Workbench Magazine).