Cedar Porch Swing

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Project by Matthew Eye posted 11-17-2015 09:43 PM 1087 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The untreated pine porch swing that I made 8 years ago had finally deteriorated to the point that it could no longer support people. I decided to replace it with one made of Eastern Red Cedar with some improvements. I copied the seat and back curves from my original swing as they were very comfortable then. I added the circle cutouts to hold a taped glass and used exterior screws to join the pieces together.
It sits and feels great and the BLO makes it POP!

Material: Eastern Red Cedar
Finish: BLO
Dimensions: 74” by 30” by 23”

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#1 posted 11-17-2015 10:03 PM

It’s very nice and looks very comfortable.

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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#2 posted 11-18-2015 12:50 AM

looks nice, love that cedar

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

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 04:42 AM

The color of your cedar is very nice, The cedar that we have on the west coast does not have that color. nice work on the bench part.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 09:31 AM

Great job, looks comfy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 11-18-2015 10:10 AM

great job, you’ll get a lot of relaxing time out of that project.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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