|Project by Todd Adair||posted 01-23-2012 08:08 PM||5187 views||10 times favorited||13 comments|
This was a gift for my parents this past Christmas. They had one at their lakehouse for the past 10 years and a tornado recently picked it up and threw it into the lake. I wanted to build it exactly like the one they had, so I was able to take an old picture of the original and scale it out so that I had some numbers to build from. I did not have any plans to help in the construction. The arbor was simple. The swing was a little more complicated. I put my own twist on the original design and made the seat a bit more comfortable. I also added cup (beer) holders to each arm, a feature that the old one lacked. My mother loves pineapples so, as an added bonus, I handcarved(dremel) one out of some of the scrap cypress and glued it to the top. Turned out ok. All in all, they loved it and I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Since delivering it, they have had some neighbors inquire about having some built. Can’t wait.
-- Todd Adair, Suwanee, Ga.