My Great Outdoors: Keith's Front Porch Swing

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Name: Keith

Location: Chesterville, Ontario

Type of space: Front Porch

Tell us about your outdoor project and how you enjoy it: The porch swing is the perfect spot to have a coffee in the morning and watch the world go by, or read a novel in the afternoon. It has taken a few years to get to this stage. The vines are hops, the beds have irises, and tulips. The beds have a crushed brick mulch and a brick border. Once the weather gets nice I tend to spend as much time as possible out here.

How did you create it?:
I built the porch swing myself from plans I bought from Lee Valley Tools. The brick border was made from broken bricks with the broken side buried, so that it appears to be made of complete bricks. The most work was fixing the cracked concrete porch when I bought the house. It started with optimistic plans to be finished in a month, but stretched out for the entire summer.

Recommended store, site, product or resource?
Lee Valley Tools