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Project by bowtie posted 773 days ago 2261 views 21 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a 6’ swing built for a neighbor. 100% Alabama Red Cedar, all screw holes plugged with cedar plugs, 4 coats Minwax spar urethene sprayed, cupholders in armrest and wide-rounded top board.

thanks for looking,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 773 days ago

Now that is a classy looking swing. Beautiful job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Pallirondack

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#2 posted 773 days ago

Nicely done!!

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 773 days ago

That’s a beautiful swing! Cedar sure makes a pretty piece of furniture.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 773 days ago

Very clean job. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 773 days ago

Very nice looking.
Maybe it’s just because I am a “tub ‘O lard”, but the softness of cedar really makes me concerned that it won’t be strong enough…especially at the stess points where the bolts and chains connect. Swing with caution and inspect often!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

#6 posted 773 days ago

Very cool I like the drink holder great job.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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wild bill franklin

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#7 posted 773 days ago

I love that red cedar and nicely done ,beautiful job Bowtie!!.......SEMPER FI…..!.....ROLL TIDE!!

-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 773 days ago

Beautiful Swing!

They will LOVE it!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Philip

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#9 posted 773 days ago

Great looking swing.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 773 days ago

That is a great looking swing and the plugged screwholes add a lot of class. There has to be a more attractive way to suspend these (other than galvanized chain) but I haven’t figured it out yet. Anyone tried that black coated cable to hang these? I see the connections being unsightly with the cable. Just threw this out hoping someone has an idea.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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bowtie

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#11 posted 773 days ago

Thanks for all the looks and comments.
ohwoodye, to strenghten this swing i oversized the parts-the framemembers are a full 4” the slats are slightly over 3/4” the armrest and supports are 1” thick, there are 4 seat/back braces.
Andy , good point. i have wondered about a good quality rope but cable would last forever.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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jaysonic

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#12 posted 773 days ago

LOVE the color and finish! Nice job! I’m sure they are more than pleased!

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Tom Godfrey

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#13 posted 773 days ago

Great job on the swing. To me nothing is any better to work with than cedar. About all i ever make is using cedar. I love the colors, the finish product and I for one have never had any problems with using cedar except it can mess up your lungs if you aren’t careful.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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MonteCristo

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#14 posted 773 days ago

Good looking swing !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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SawDustNeophyte

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#15 posted 773 days ago

Awesome swing!

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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