Walnut porch swing

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Project by Dennis Reynolds posted 09-03-2014 01:03 AM 1340 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This swing is made from locally harvested black walnut that I milled and planed myself. It is 6ft long. I made it for my friend and his wife’s 30th wedding anniversary. I still have a couple of little things to do to it like adding hardware and one more coat of clear finish on it, then we will be hanging it off of a limb of the walnut tree in their front yard. Walnut swing in a walnut tree !

-- Dennis Reynolds

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 01:06 AM

Looks like a really nice job. Great gift.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 01:08 AM

How beautiful! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 09-03-2014 02:47 AM

Beautiful work. Impressive!!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 03:39 AM

Great looking swing. Gotta love that walnut. I would be proud to have that hanging in our back yard over looking the ocean…thanks for sharing. Is it your design?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 09-03-2014 04:55 AM

wow, I’m used to seeing porch swings in cedar…walnut is really classy!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Dennis Reynolds

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#6 posted 09-03-2014 07:22 AM

Hawaiilad, This was entirely my idea. I used no plans, just what was in my “head”. I rarely use plans except as a “guide”, lol, but the swing was entirely made on my own thinking it was a “Adirondack style” I guess. I appreciate the nice comments. Monte, thanks for your comment. It means a lot coming from a guy as good as you are !

-- Dennis Reynolds

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#7 posted 09-03-2014 08:52 AM

Well done, looks great and comfy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 09-03-2014 01:27 PM

Looks awesome! Love how you incorporated the name sign right into the swing…so cool

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 05:01 PM

Beautiful porch swing. Love the walnut. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 12:08 AM

Very classy swing! The routing adds a lot to this gift.

Seems too nice to put outside where the sun will damage the finish. (maybe the tree will shade it enough).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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