|Project by rodneyh||posted 09-30-2011 04:50 AM||8715 views||26 times favorited||15 comments|
Stickley mission style porch swing. The original design I copied had a wicker seat which I didn’t care for. Found this variation at a high end shop on the web and liked it much better. Very heavily built of QS white oak. All of the joinery is mortise and tenon, except where the posts are halved to attach to the seat. Finish is Transtint dye stain, sealer, gel stain to darken the grain, and 3 coats of varnish. HW is steel which I spray painted with Rustoleum “hammered copper”. I read some good reviews on the web and went for it. I love how it came out, but I’m already having wear / chipping issues. At some point I’m sure I’ll have to replace it. It was a gift for my wife who loves it.