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110 Year old Doug Fir Porch Swing

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Project by cme posted 1417 days ago 1883 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wood is from a 110 year old church that a company is remodeling. I thought id make something cool and put the wood to use. Took me three days to build from scratch. It just has 1 clearcoat on it.

-- Chris, Seattle WA





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 1417 days ago

Great looking old porch swing. Nice restoration. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Eagle1

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#2 posted 1417 days ago

Great use to do for reclaimed lumber.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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zlatanv

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#3 posted 1417 days ago

Nice job, my favorite kind of wood, free!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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ejpeek

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#4 posted 1416 days ago

Very nice…

-- "The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook." W.J. http://www.peekservice.net

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 1416 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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RWJones

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#6 posted 1416 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks!! Super nice swing!! I like the tray type base.

Roger

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#7 posted 1416 days ago

Nice build and good save . Do you feel spiritual when you set on it…...........Just kidding….......Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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wrtnaz

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#8 posted 1416 days ago

Great Job. I love the raw wood look.

-- wrtnaz

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Splinterman

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#9 posted 1416 days ago

Hey Chris,
Very nice restoration…well done.

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Leroy5

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#10 posted 1414 days ago

Looks nice. But the clearcoat is a mistake if it is going to be exposed to moisture (like on a porch). Instead, you need a penetrating finish. Water gets in cracks and lifts surface finishes, leaving you with an unsightly and unwelcome mess. Eventually it will look pretty shaggy. So I would recommend that you enjoy it while it looks great, but when it starts to peel, orbit the finish off and redo the finish with a penetrating oil finish.

-- Leroy

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Rockcreekcabinets

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#11 posted 1406 days ago

Chris, you are so talented brother. Keep up the good work. I can’t wait to see some of the log furniture your making.

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