|Project by Ben Miller||posted 05-29-2011 02:33 PM||1672 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Our baby sitter lives on a farm and has a bunch of beautiful walnut trees, one of which has an old beat up tree swing hanging from it. Years ago, one of those trees bit the dust and her husband cut it up and burned most of the lumber (eek!). He saved a few pieces that he attempted to mill down. She asked if I could cut her a new piece of wood for her tree swing as she is afraid the kids will get splinters. She mentioned that her husband had a bunch of old beat up wood sitting in an outdoor shed and thought I could use some of it for the swing. I’m hoping to talk them out of the rest of the lumber.
Little did I know that she would produce this really pretty piece of 2” thick walnut. It was a little worse for the wear, but finished up nicely. There are before and after pics. Finished with tung oil and poly.