Video: SketchUp - 2x4 Porch Swing

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Blog entry by JSB posted 05-22-2013 01:40 PM 2612 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello folks. This week’s project is a 2×4 porch swing. It will be built with eight 8’ 2×4s. The arms are going to have angled half lap joints. All the slats will be screwed in from below so there will be no fasteners showing from above. Here is a video covering the design in SketchUp. Thanks for watching.

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 02:37 PM

James101 – I have used several programs for screen recording. This video was done in Windows using CamtasiaStudio screen recorder. Most of the free screen recorders work just fine.

-- Jay -

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#2 posted 05-23-2013 12:15 AM

You’re good with that Sketch Up.
I’m going to try to recreate your chair on Sketch Up while watching the video of you making it. Great tutorial.
Nice chair also.

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 07:00 AM


I have learned more about sketchup from your videos than reading the book…sometimes you go fast but I can pause and rewind


-- Patrick

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#4 posted 05-25-2013 02:59 PM

JCC, I have been working on this chair as a practice in sketchup for a few days.
I have a question. At 6:33 the bottom half lap on your model and mine has a line that goes all the way across. It’s been driving me crazy. I was able to hide that line but why is it there? Does it have something to do with the off angle rather than a straight piece?

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 03:59 AM

Great video, thanks

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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