Lawn Swing

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Project by lizardhead posted 08-18-2010 09:07 AM 1348 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought I would save money by building my own Lawn Swing, Man was I wrong It cost me more than double, oh well it will certainly last longer.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 10:17 AM

LOL, looks good though & probaly better built as well. Sometimes what they sell things for just doesnt make sense. Nice work, what are you going to fininsh it with?

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

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 02:49 PM

nice swing, what kind of wood did you use ?

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 03:33 PM

Nice job !!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 05:56 PM

Believe me, used saved money in the long run, not to mention the frustration of a cheap import piece when it breaks, or all the pieces aren’t there when you try to put it together. Besides you have to add in the value you got from doing it yourself! Enjoy the swing and let the good times roll!!

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#5 posted 08-19-2010 12:52 AM

I was going to let the Arizona sun do it’s thing with it. I am not opposed to applying a finish, but I don’t know what, if you have suggestions that have worked in the past I’ll consider it though. It is all Redwood, & steel. The support beam & legs have a custom made bracket hidden inside with a steel collar that houses the through bolts.

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#6 posted 08-20-2010 01:29 AM

It may have cost more, BUT look nice and makes you wonder what kind of crap would you have gotten on the cheap?

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