Burmease Teak Glider

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Project by mike posted 08-01-2007 01:33 AM 3130 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One year in the making – hard to believe.

My wife wanted a glider for the front porch so I took a basic garden bench and added a glider base.

Wood is Burmease Teak

All joint are mortise and tenon. Each is pegged for strength and all holes are plugged
with plugs cut from matching teak.

Finish is 4 coats of China Oil.

Enjoy and thanks for looking


-- Mike, Maryland,

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#1 posted 08-01-2007 01:55 AM

Beautiful work, good job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 08-01-2007 02:45 AM

Great looking Glider. A nice design

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 08-01-2007 02:45 AM

great looking piece, bet it was fun to make. ONE YEAR ? thats a lot of labor >grin< good luck on your next project

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-01-2007 05:15 AM

Very beautiful.

-- robbi-Yadahooty!

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#5 posted 08-01-2007 05:21 AM

Mike, this is showing off your outstanding woodworking skills on this glider. I bet that it will last a very long time.

You have done very well my friend.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 08-01-2007 05:52 AM

Wow! This is great! How did you like working with teak?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 08-01-2007 11:57 AM

stunning and well worth waiting for!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 08-01-2007 10:46 PM

Absoluetly stuning!, I very much admire your craftsmanship….Great job!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#9 posted 08-01-2007 11:29 PM

Mike, this is evidence of real craftsmanship. A year is a long time, but not for a project like this if you are working on an occasional basis.

This, like your mirror frame, shows real attention to detail and very clean precise joinery.


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 08-25-2007 03:03 AM

The bench is something that I would like to make one day, I like the wood that you used a very strong project.

-- Jeff B.

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#11 posted 08-25-2007 08:21 AM

Great project! I like how sturdy it appears to be. Wood choice is also not too shabby.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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