An old porch swing adds to the decor of a front porch. Before buying a swing, locate the rafters in the roof of the porch with a stud finder. The ceiling beams are horizontal beams that support the roof. If you hanging porch swing from the ceiling without attachment to a beam, it will not support enough weight to use. Hanging a swing require two to three people.
Instructions to hanging porch swing: measure the width of the porch swing. Drill holes that are slightly smaller than screw hooks provided with the porch swing. Manually screw shafts hooks boreholes. Use pliers to give them to their safe end time. To determine the length of the chain, measure the height of the porch. Cut the chain with a hacksaw if necessary.
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Place the bottom of the chains with chain connectors for buttonholes on the arms or seat, depending on the design. Lift the swing on two feet on the ground and have someone else put the chains to the hooks on the ceiling using screw connectors chain. Finally, to hanging porch swing, lower the swing and push gently to test. Your porch swing should be ready for use.