Tree Swing

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Project by Ben Miller posted 05-29-2011 02:33 PM 2057 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 10:55 AM

you never know
what lies under the rough exterior
of discarded and forgotten wood

suddenly a simple need
and a kind gesture
brings beauty and joy

hoping you get
the rest of this great wood

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 03:14 PM

Oh man.. you can tell from the second pic that it was to be an epic piece of wood.. Looks nice

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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