Porch Swing

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Project by slash51 posted 05-14-2011 05:40 PM 1514 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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this is a porch swing I built off of a plan on black and decker web site. After finishing it I realized it wasnt very comfortable but by that time the dead was alredy done.

-- Jason, Alabama

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#1 posted 05-17-2011 12:40 AM

Back home I built one and angled the chains to recline the swing a little. Added some throw pillows for specific padding of certain areas. Yours is a fine project. Be proud of your effort.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 08:50 AM

The porch swing has a good look to it. You do nice work. I guess you have figured out that it is easier to make a contoured back with horizontal slats in stead of vertical ones. It makes the swing stronger too. Bradford makes a good point, angle and pillows. If that doesn’t work for you, you can always sell it and make yourself a better one. You can make a little money, do some more woodworking and get just what you want in a swing.

I just did a search to see what other porch swing designs were on the site. Yours was at the top of the list. I made a new one earlier this month. If you ever want ask any questions about them let me know, I’ll be more that happy to share info with you. BTW I see that you are new to Lumberjocks, welcome.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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