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Project by rod66 posted 08-17-2010 11:06 PM 14444 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this porch bed swing. I use 4/4,8/4 & ,12/4 poplar to build this swing. I did not want a large one that uses a twin bed mattress. So I opted for a smaller swing that uses a crib mattress(52” X 27”). I used pocket screws on the frame for the mattress. I screwed the spindles to the bottom rail, then attached it to the post. Then I attach the top rail to the post and each spindle. I covered the top rail with a piece of trim. This allowed me to have no visible fasteners. You have to look under the rails or under the mattress to see any screws. Was a fun project that only took a few nights of work.

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jim C

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 12:10 AM

Very nice and a beautiful porch

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 12:56 AM

Very nice …........................................Schloemoe

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 01:34 AM

Thats a great idea, way more stable than a hammock, lol.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#4 posted 08-19-2010 02:17 PM

It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a porch and swing like that. I would NEVER leave either one except to get a beer. Great job on the swing.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 09:22 PM

I was flicking through pictures when my wife walked passed and was totally wowed by your swing.
Which means she wants one.
I don’t have a porch, so I will have to build one.

Which means I can buy some new tools.
Thank You :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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