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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....
Jul 20, 2012
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#1 posted 07-19-2012 08:48 PM
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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#2 posted 07-19-2012 09:28 PM
-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets
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#3 posted 07-19-2012 09:34 PM
That’s a beautiful swing! Cedar sure makes a pretty piece of furniture.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com
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#4 posted 07-19-2012 09:42 PM
Very clean job. Great job.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 07-19-2012 09:50 PM
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
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#6 posted 07-19-2012 10:23 PM
Very cool I like the drink holder great job.
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#7 posted 07-19-2012 10:39 PM
I love that red cedar and nicely done ,beautiful job Bowtie!!.......SEMPER FI…..!.....ROLL TIDE!!
-- wild bill, Stapleton, Al
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#8 posted 07-19-2012 11:36 PM
They will LOVE it!
-- 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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#9 posted 07-19-2012 11:45 PM
Great looking swing.
-- I never finish anyth
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#10 posted 07-20-2012 01:00 AM
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
#11 posted 07-20-2012 01:45 AM
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.
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#12 posted 07-20-2012 01:48 AM
LOVE the color and finish! Nice job! I’m sure they are more than pleased!
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#13 posted 07-20-2012 01:50 AM
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 (email@example.com)
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#14 posted 07-20-2012 02:15 AM
Good looking swing !
-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""
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#15 posted 07-20-2012 05:44 AM
-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*
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