Garden swing bench

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Project by Skiedra posted 05-13-2012 07:27 PM 2659 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always wanted one of these.
Found design and ideas in a garden magazine and traced it to manufacturer – siting spiritually. This site has some very beautiful garden furniture. No plans though, so I built from a personal sketch.

Made out of pine, treated with Alpina wood protector, then Alpina lacquer fir for outside projects.

Dimensions: 4 x 15 cms for holders (waaaay too much wood used) . Top is a 4×20 cm plank cut in the middle using a curve and then bottom cuttout is added on top. Small strips are approx. 4,5×2,5 cms.

Smaller spacer at the bottom, larger at the top for the backrest angles.

No bandsaw here. All jigsaw, table saw and an electrical screwdriver.

7 comments so far

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 10:17 PM

very nice swing bench. I really like the design of the back.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 07:35 PM

Nice work on this very nice swing. There’s more than one thing in particular I like here that I am going to “borrow” on my upcoming swing.

Thanks for sharing.

-- _Moose_ Hooper, UT

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#3 posted 05-15-2012 08:21 AM

Cheers for the support lads!

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 12:45 PM

Good job mate…one of the best i,ve seen….


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#5 posted 05-15-2012 04:46 PM

Really nice design and good ob.

-- - Martin

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#6 posted 05-18-2012 08:13 PM

nice swing Love it I thank I can turn my Bench in to one I thank I will try my wife wants one so I will make her happy so I can get some new tools lol
I will post it when its done

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#7 posted 05-22-2012 08:47 AM

Beautiful bench. I’ll bet Alpena isn’t a brand I can get my hands on in Grand Haven, Michigan. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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