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Project by JFred posted 04-24-2017 03:18 PM 396 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it started out as a repair, the seat slats were thin ( 3/16” ) so i decided to remake them thicker at
( 1/2”) thick, same thing with the backrest slats. Yeah well that was just the beginning. The swing was so aged and weathered that the wood was so soft and there was no way it would hold up. So I ended up rebuilding the whole thing, just wish I’d taken a picture of the orginal swing before I started rebuilding. This swing is 66 ” wide big enough to hold 3 people comfortably, they just don’t make them like this any more.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-24-2017 10:35 PM

Nice rebuild. That is they way it is..one thing leads to another and pretty soon it is all new.

what wood and what finish in on it?

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JFred

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#2 posted 04-24-2017 11:28 PM



Nice rebuild. That is they way it is..one thing leads to another and pretty soon it is all new.

what wood and what finish in on it?

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


Thanks for the comment,
It’s rebuilt with cedar on the seat, so no pine sap leaks from the pressure treated boards on the seat boards and of course pressure treated through out the rest. No finish I left that up to the customer to finish, but I think they are using a colored stain to finish it off.

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