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Laura finally gets her patio swing.

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Project by Cubby posted 22 days ago 629 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

She is my best friend, my wife, Laura, for the last 32 years. She misses the front porch swing she had at her home in Jenner, PA. We finally have a place to install a swing, and this was my summer project.
The swing is about five feet wide and is made of sassafras and walnut. It was finished with three coats of spar varnish.
Now we can watch our garden grow.

-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, WINDGAP375@aol.com "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"





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freddy1962

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#1 posted 22 days ago

Very nice, love the wood combination!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#2 posted 22 days ago

Looks great!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Cubby

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#3 posted 22 days ago

Thanks fellas

-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, WINDGAP375@aol.com "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 22 days ago

This is very nice, Ron, and I know that your wife is well pleased with it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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violaine

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#5 posted 20 days ago

Been wanting to make one these swinging bench for ages and i am really envious when someone did one! In fact its on the 976th on my list of to do projects LOL!
Cheers!

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Laney1996

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#6 posted 20 days ago

Very nice. Love the color combination

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#7 posted 20 days ago

LOVE the finished product!

That said, as I scanned thru your pics, I was thinking “you built this beautiful bench and then put these ugly-ass plywood legs on it… WHY?”

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Cubby

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#8 posted 20 days ago

The legs were there temporarily. I used them to permit proper orientation of the chair. With this set up, I spotted the chair in position on the patio and then hung the cables. Once the cables were in place, I removed the legs, saved the screws and threw the legs in the burn pile.

-- Ron Baird, Pennsylvania, WINDGAP375@aol.com "WORK HARD, BE GOOD, HAVE FUN"

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