Cast Iron And Cypress Swings

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Project by CypressGuy posted 11-05-2014 10:47 PM 1243 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lady came to me one day and brought the cast iron shelf support and asked me to build her a swing to high light it, and this was the out come. Then I saw a cast iron backed bench and took it one step further and made a four foot swing with a cast iron back, it came out pretty good. I stained the swing and highlights in the back. It hung off balance, but that was easy to over come. Finally A gentleman who works in New Orleans Brought me a piece of turn of the century Cast iron off of a gate he found after the storm (Katrina), and low and behold the New Orleans inspired Five foot swing was designed and built.

-- Mark, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 11:49 PM

Lookin’ good.

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 11:55 AM

Wow! these are beautiful.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 03:00 AM

Looks great, love the beverage holders

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

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 11:50 PM

This is a beautiful swing. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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