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Crooked Cedar Porch Swing

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Project by ScaryDAve posted 12-18-2008 02:10 AM 2235 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first Cedar porch swing can be seen in an earlier project posting. The lessons I learned from that first attempt are all incorporated here in this second one.

This second swing was ordered from a woman who saw the first one but wanted a few changes. It was much easier to build and I didn’t make nearly as many mistakes along the way. The bottom rails are purposely too long and lacking hardware since the customer did not have measurements for me and was willing to trim to fit and ad hardware when they delivered it to the cabin it was being installed into.

I am very happy with this swing and am looking forward to making many more like it. I’ll be building quite a few of these this year and delivering them out to the west coast.

DAve

-- Failures are successes in training.





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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 12-18-2008 02:30 AM

Very nice.

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john

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#2 posted 12-18-2008 02:59 AM

Beautiful work Dave . The cedar really stands out nicely .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 12-18-2008 04:12 AM

Beautiful, great wood for a project like that. Great fitting, super design.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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miles125

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#4 posted 12-18-2008 01:07 PM

Thats a fine looking swing.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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dustygirl

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#5 posted 12-18-2008 05:15 PM

Great looking swing Dave.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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TreeBones

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#6 posted 12-20-2008 07:09 PM

Great project, a real eye catcher.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#7 posted 12-20-2008 09:49 PM

very cool
the seat reminds me of a keyboard.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dirtclod

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#8 posted 12-21-2008 11:33 PM

I really like it. This peice shows a good eye for form and function. It takes a real artist to make something useful yet functional without heavy modification to it’s natural form. The style makes me think of a Hillbilly’s take on a cedar pagoda-keyboard. :) (I mean that in a respectful way.)

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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D1st

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#9 posted 04-29-2010 11:11 PM

? if you dont mind. Where does one find cedar in that form. All I see around my parts are 3/4 in thick cedar slabs. Thanks in advance.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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bvdon

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#10 posted 07-16-2011 07:16 AM

Beautiful work!

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