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Project by cajunworkshop posted 10-13-2015 07:39 PM 969 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Brand new to Wood Working. This my second build. I built some Adirondack chairs earlier this year. This a 5 Foot plantation swing I built for my wife. I used pressure treated wood. New skills on this project: half lap joints, 3/8 rounder over with my new router. Used my new bandsaw. Enjoyed building this!

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC





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gailmo

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#1 posted 10-13-2015 09:03 PM

NICE! I have been looking for a porch swing plans. I like this design. Did you use a plan or did a “do it yourself” concept?

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cajunworkshop

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#2 posted 10-13-2015 09:43 PM

Mixture of both. I had a arm from Adirondack. The seat and back are lapped jointed together at 15 degree angle. My wife is happy. I set the post yesterday and hanging it this weekend. I sunk 6×6 in ground three feet. The hardest part of this build was digging a 12” by 12” hole in this South Carolina Clay!

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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BurlyBob

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#3 posted 10-14-2015 04:15 AM

your swing makes me so homesick for the swing at my uncles’ house. Those were such wonderful memories. Thank you!!!

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#4 posted 10-14-2015 05:45 AM

Superb craftsmanship very well executed..

-- Respectfully, Paul

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Ottacat

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#5 posted 10-14-2015 12:27 PM

Very nice, I hope you enjoy many good times on it.

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#6 posted 10-14-2015 03:11 PM

I see she will enjoy a lot on it. You’ve done very well job here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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RogerM

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#7 posted 10-14-2015 07:03 PM

Nice job cajun. You and I need to go in business!!!

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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cajunworkshop

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#8 posted 10-14-2015 08:56 PM

Roger see we are close! Thanks for all the comments. I set my posts and will be hanging it in the next few days.

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 11-18-2015 02:33 AM

Very nice swing good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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oldrivers

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#10 posted 11-18-2015 02:34 AM

Very nice swing, good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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cajunworkshop

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#11 posted 11-18-2015 03:41 AM


This is the frame I built to hand the swing!

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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cajunworkshop

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#12 posted 11-18-2015 03:46 AM


U can see the swing beside my outdoor screen. A movie with the family on Halloween!

-- Cajun Workshop Greenville, SC

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