Porch Swing

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Project by Canexican posted 05-02-2008 06:08 PM 3978 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas gift for my in-laws. I designed this one to have a little feel of a adorondack chair.


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#1 posted 05-02-2008 06:24 PM

That is very nice. Did you draw the plans also? What kind of wood is that? It looks like cedar, but sine I cant really tell the difference right now I am probably wrong. Great job!

-- The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals, the tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for.

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#2 posted 05-02-2008 06:41 PM

Yes, I drew the plans, and it was made out of redwood. Thanks for the comment…


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#3 posted 05-02-2008 06:44 PM

Nice swing! I really like the way you moved the chain away from the armrest.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 07:33 PM

Looks great! Makes me want to take a nap.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 07:42 PM

Nice work and great design . It looks very comfortable .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 07:47 PM

This is a wonderful swing. I agree with Charlie about moving the chain. That is a nice touch.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-02-2008 07:48 PM

That is a great porch swing. I bet they will enjoy kicking back and relaxing on it.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 05-02-2008 11:33 PM

If I had a porch that’s just the kind of swing I’d want on it.

-- JJohn

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#9 posted 05-03-2008 12:11 AM

The in-laws should be pleased. It’s a great looking porch swing!

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#10 posted 05-03-2008 12:34 AM

great job. these Adirondack chairs are such a great project. i have yet to make one yet but i think i will soon. this one looks great too. i especially like how it swings. thanks for the post.

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#11 posted 05-03-2008 03:54 AM

Your design looks very nice. Now if I only had a porch….....

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#12 posted 05-03-2008 05:04 AM

looks comfy…

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#13 posted 05-03-2008 05:14 AM

A nice looking porch swing I need to refinish mine so that I can post it. It’s had a few years of use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 04-01-2009 05:50 AM

Nice job on that swing! I can tell it’s comfortable just by looking at it. It has an inviting look to it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 04-04-2012 05:13 AM

I was searching Porch Swings and came across this one. Very nice style and lines to it. Good build. I hope you don”t mind, I may build something like it.

-- - Martin

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