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Project by rod66 posted 07-13-2009 11:10 PM 1389 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my first swing last week for a customer. I used pine for the frame and popular for the seat slates. They wanted the seating to be 6 feet. The swing had to have cup holders and the chain could not come through the arms. It was a fun project





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kjwoodworking

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#1 posted 07-14-2009 12:46 AM

Good lookin swing.

I need to build something like this for myself.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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#2 posted 07-14-2009 01:13 AM

Hey Rod
That’s a great swing cool design and well built.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-14-2009 01:17 AM

A great design. I’ve made three of them with a little different design. I do like the cup holders.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 07-14-2009 04:08 PM

Hey Rod,
Nicely designed strong swing…....good job.

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#5 posted 07-14-2009 06:45 PM

Nice comfy looking swing.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 11:03 PM

Hi, Rod -

Nice design…I like the smooth curve at the edge of the seat. How does poplar hold up outside? Any extra finishing necessary?

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rod66

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 12:13 AM

The swing is on a covered screened in porch. So the swing is not in direct contact with the weather. Only used a pickle stain and the swing has held of fine. I just round all four edge of each slate on my router table with a round over bit. The end edges are a little tricky. I camped them to the edge of a wide board and had a lot more control. Kind of like a coping sled. Just make sure you do the cross grain ends first. Hope this helps

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 12:17 AM

Nice Swing

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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rod66

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#9 posted 02-18-2010 12:42 AM

Just uploaded a picture of the swing finished

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