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Backyard Redwood Swing for the Misses

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Project by Jeepin85CJ7 posted 05-22-2015 01:16 AM 845 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this swing at the beginning of last summer. It is made out of reclaimed Redwood barrel staves. It was probably one of the quicker and easier projects I have done from scratch. I was happy with how it turned out.

We didn’t have any place to hang it so I just build a frame out of douglas fir and stained it as close as I could to match the redwood.

Any comments are welcome.





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Wood Studios

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#1 posted 05-22-2015 01:23 AM

Looks real nice and very comfortable. I am sure there will be many appreciative riders in the days ahead.

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#2 posted 06-13-2015 12:29 PM

Looks great! Do you have plans? I’d love to try something like this.

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Jeepin85CJ7

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#3 posted 06-15-2015 01:07 PM

Thank you, I actually do not have any plans. The hardest part was just the seat, how to create the curve. A friend of mine made one just prior to mine and I basically mimicked the pattern. The back was at an angle off that felt comfortable.

The slats are all 1” thick by 1 5/8” wide with a roundover on all sides.

I did a little research online and combined a few different patterns online. The only change I would make is to raise the arm rest a few inches.

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 02:38 PM

It’s a nice addition to your yard and looks very comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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