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Project by printman posted 1011 days ago 3191 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 1011 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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printman

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#2 posted 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

“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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

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 1011 days ago

Very nice!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 1010 days ago

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 1010 days ago

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 1010 days ago

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 1010 days ago

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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