timber frame outdoor swing

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Project by Roper posted 05-18-2008 02:43 AM 3541 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

me and 4 other guys built this for a class at red rocks. hope you like it.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#1 posted 05-18-2008 04:48 AM

Nice job! That should last a couple of lifetimes.

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

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#2 posted 05-18-2008 05:11 AM

You put the roof on upside down! Nice job…what is red rocks?

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#3 posted 05-18-2008 06:09 AM

with the snow we get in NH, that roof wouldn’t work out so well!!
great looking project though.
...but who of the 5 of you gets to bring it home?

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#4 posted 05-18-2008 12:05 PM

It looks great! Very robust!

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#5 posted 05-18-2008 01:09 PM

Same here with that roof, in Michigan, the word in winter is snow, and lots of it. But like the man said it does look very robust, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 05-18-2008 01:17 PM


That is one solid project that you all built. It would be a compliment to anyone’s home decor. To tell the truth I would let one of the other guys take it home. I am not sure I would want to try and move something this heavy. I would just go for building another one at home.

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 05-18-2008 04:04 PM

you guys are right the roof does look a little funny,but it is going to have a home in eastern colorado and the customer wanted to use it as rain water collection. it wouldn’t last a single winter up here in the mountains.glad you like it.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#8 posted 05-19-2008 02:25 AM

one of the “4 other guys” here. red rocks is the school we built this at, in a japanese timber framing class. speaking as one of the four people that reclined on the roof after installing the final roof board, this thing is PLENTY sturdy. those pegs are in there nice and snug, and i have no doubt the thing will last a LOONG time.

what a joy to work on this with you roper.

-- "A craftsman who is respected nearly always rises to the task, and is happy to do so." -Thos. Moser

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#9 posted 05-19-2008 03:14 AM

This is great creation from some great guys learning to create together. Roper worked hard on this and im damn impressed by this structure.

Waiting to see what it looks like with a swing.

-- Steven Weber Jr., A Mile High @

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#10 posted 09-25-2008 05:00 AM

Hey Roper,
Thanks for the LJ tip at school tonight. I just signed up and posted three projects. I use the nickname Bibb. Check them out and let me know what you think
Cheers Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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