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a reclaimed chestnut porch swing

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Project by dan mosheim posted 04-30-2012 01:29 AM 1637 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

who doesn’t love a good porch swing ?? ... this project was commissioned by one of our designer clients for an outdoor setting at a new home in northern vermont … it was pretty straightforward mortise and tenon work, but required a little special engineering involving stainless steel hanger bolts where the corners intersected. it’s 80 inches wide, so we had to figure it would possibly have to handle a pretty big load at times. vacation house parties and all … we used reclaimed chestnut, which, with a little maintenance, will weather well in the outdoors. we used a penofin finish and sam made the custom hooks in our metal shop. there’s a very short you tube video showing it fully loaded and the hardware we found online to hang it with … sweet project … i think i need one myself somewhere … more process photos on our dorset custom furniture blog.

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 04-30-2012 12:34 PM

Very nice, and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a porch swing.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 09:50 PM

I like the one picture with a couple of guys looking up – perhaps some doubt there on whether she’ll hold? I noticed the old-timer didn’t seem to have such doubts. That is a fine looking swing, and from the other pictures you can tell it is well built.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 10:32 PM

Everybody loves a good porch swing! This is beautiful, makes me want to add a porch on to my house, just so I can build one. Nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-02-2012 02:22 AM

Where in the world can you find reclaimed chestnut? I would love to have a piece in chestnut.

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#5 posted 05-02-2012 10:33 AM

thanks for your comments folks … i get my reclaimed chestnut from vintage log and lumber in alderson, virginia … jef harris there is good at getting me what i need …

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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