Outdoor Swing Seat

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Project by shopmania posted 09-07-2010 03:23 PM 1950 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The swing seat we’ve had for 10 years started to fall apart. My wife commissioned me to replace it. It was the most different project I’ve attempted to date. I decided to curve the seat, which makes it more comfortable, and makes it look better too, I think. I was going to curve the whole back, but just rounded over the top. I wish I had made the frame a little taller, so the swing would move through a longer arc. I did add a cup holder to each armrest, and put the chains outside the armrest, so you can actually use them. My wife is very happy with it!

I saved some of the logs from the old one to practice with on the lathe that I traded a guy for that I haven’t touched yet. Looking forward to that, after I finish my project backlog.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 04:19 PM

Nice job on the swing :) Looks like it’s built quite sturdy
Thanks for sharing

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 04:55 PM

Very nice job, Wonderful creation, very very nice outdoor set

Regard Bharat Variya

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#3 posted 09-07-2010 06:46 PM

Nice work.

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

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#4 posted 09-07-2010 08:14 PM

Nice design. I have one of these on my “Honey-Do” list as well.

-- Homers / Murphy, TX

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 01:37 AM

Great looking swing Tim, nothing like swingin’ in the back yard! By the way I noticed you will have a year on the site in a couple of days, so happy LJ anniversary to you too!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 04:15 AM

nice job
i like the design a lot

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 12:43 PM

I like it too! I need on of these. I like the cupholders, great idea.

-- Janice

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