They are real swingers

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Project by Neil Davis posted 12-04-2016 11:02 PM 1580 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request from a client for a very large swing, they purchased 4 cushions 22 inches square. I searched around on the internet for some designs and sent them a couple, they selected one and this was the result. White oak and black oxide lag bolts as well as deck screws that were all plugged. I also provided the 1.25” rope and spliced it through a thimble at the top and then a “Y” about 4 foot down. They installed and leveled, then tied a knot to hold the swing and wait for any stretch to happen.

I mortised the bottom stretchers to the front and back 1×1.5 and 2 inches deep. I glued and clamped that together, then the back vertical posts I screwed into the back with a black oxide lag bolt that went into the tenon of the stretcher. I also used a long Kreg pocket screw down into the back cross piece. All the seat and back boards have two screws at each stretcher and back support. The arms were installed in a similar fashion. The armrests are held in place with a pocket screw going up and then that is covered with the decorative block that has the lag bolt in it.

This swing is built like a tank, I think it should last and the white oak is great for outdoor projects.

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 02:54 PM

Excellent build… looks very strong! I’m sure they will be smiling while swinging on it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 02:59 PM

nice build

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#3 posted 12-18-2017 09:25 PM

This is a very nice swinging sofa bench. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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