|Project by DonB||posted 10-03-2014 01:26 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Downloaded the plans. Plans used a “sandwich” kind of support system rather than 2×4s. Painted all closed surfaces prior to assembly as it was obvious I could not reach most of it after assembly. Cut out one seat support and used a pattern bit to make the other five. Plugged screw holes in the undercarriage and filled the rest. Elected to not use plugs on the seat slats as the swing’s design is rather low slung with not much room under the arm supports (lazy). Finish is 3 coats of “Jekyll Club Cherokee Rust” (hush – paint!). Wood was a big box “select” pine. It happened to be the only wood that was straight, not cupped nor twisted nor warped nor bowed – which was a pleasant surprise. It was, however, double the price, but worth the hassle free assembly.