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Project by printman posted 11-25-2011 02:24 AM 3213 views 11 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite Mother and Father in Law had birthdays so my wife and I created this extra special porch swing for both of them to enjoy for a long time to come. This project is 100% Cedar and smells really good when swinging. You could say this was made with lots of love. Enjoy my friends.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 11-25-2011 02:43 AM

Your mother looks as if she is already enjoying it. Sshe must be really proud. Very nice swing.

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printman

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 03:00 AM

That is my wife sitting on the swing…LOL But my Mother in Law is very happy too…. : )

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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Charles Maxwell

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 03:45 AM

“My favorite Mother and Father in Law…” How many you got? Kidding aside, very nice, indeed.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Robsshop

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 04:06 AM

Really sweet looking swing/gift, bet that thing rides like a dream ! If You haven’t already, go down to your local junk yard and find You some old truck hood springs to hang it from to give it that smoooth glide with a little bounce action, can’t beat it !! Really like the beer can holders,nice touch !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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printman

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#5 posted 11-25-2011 06:13 AM

Just ran out of time but I will be bringing new chains and some springs for sure next time. Thanks for the comments.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 11-25-2011 10:57 AM

Nice looking swing, well done on the soft corners. It looks comfy! It has a real good look.

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

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LarryN

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#7 posted 11-25-2011 12:25 PM

nice job on the swing. your mrs. looks pretty comfortable on that swing, how long before you make another one for her :) ... no doubt the in-laws will enjoy that for years to come!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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vipond33

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#8 posted 11-25-2011 02:29 PM

Fine strong joints, thick frame and great looking material – this thing will last for a very long time. I really like those extra curves on the top. Your own design?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 11-25-2011 04:45 PM

I wish my M-I-L was that cute !!

Nice project , printman , and I am admiring the curves as well. Looks very comfortable : )
Also , the growth rings in those straight grained Cedar seat supports are incredible !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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printman

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#10 posted 11-25-2011 06:00 PM

I was impressed with the quality of this Big Box cedar too. The design was a culmination of many different designs. I like to pick out my favorite elements and put them all together. Thanks to all for commenting. I’m sure that helped me get the “Top three of the day”.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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workerinwood

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#11 posted 11-25-2011 06:03 PM

Very nice!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 11-25-2011 09:34 PM

really nice swing, hope you live in the south….Cold wrather is about here in
Wi.

Also, cedar is a great wood to work, your in heaven the hole time milling and
sanding with that great smell all around the shop!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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devann

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#13 posted 11-25-2011 09:59 PM

Very well done. It’s a beautiful swing.

Did you design it?

I see that you and I have similar ideas about how to build a porch swing.

Chains outside of the arms, a high back with horizontal slats, & 2x material.

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

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thejaz

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#14 posted 11-26-2011 12:32 AM

Very lovely…. oh, and the swing is nice too!
Ya done good, my friend ;-)

-- Tom Snyder - theJaz

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scottdaddy

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#15 posted 11-26-2011 04:23 AM

She is beautiful, and the swing looks great. Did you buy plans or is that your creation?

Scott

oops I see now where you said you created it. Very nice.

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

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