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Project by farmerdude posted 516 days ago 867 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend for whom I have built things before, requested a swing for his deck. After seeing his deck, he has no room for the motion of a swing, so this was the only option I could see. My wife and I built this for his approval upon his return this spring, (he and his wife go south for winter.) We got this pattern from Wood mag., May, 2004, issue 155. All wood is Northern White Cedar, cut from my fathers property, and milled on my sawmill. It seats two, and “rocks” nicely. My wife and I built this in a couple of weeks, including time for the finish to dry. The finish is Helmsman, spar urethane, sanded with 220 between all three coats. A fun project, now on to some outdoor chairs to, (hopefully) sell this summer. All comments welcome.

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-- Jeff in central Me.





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BusterB

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#1 posted 516 days ago

Thats pretty sweet Jeff….Great job bud

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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gregIND

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#2 posted 516 days ago

that is beautiful

-- gregIND

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whitebeast88

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#3 posted 516 days ago

very nice looking glider,your friend should be happy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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david38

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#4 posted 516 days ago

nice looking

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 515 days ago

Thanks guys.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 514 days ago

Great looking and rocks! Like the build, wood and the finish. Very lucky friend!

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Izzy Swan

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#7 posted 348 days ago

My girlfreind was looking over my shoulder just now.. “can you build me one of those!” She says.. thanks lol great build !

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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farmerdude

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#8 posted 347 days ago

Thanks Izzy, any time I can add to your to do list just let me know, hahaha!

-- Jeff in central Me.

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 341 days ago

Extra special porch accessory! Looks close to the wood I used for my Grandapa Adirondack chair!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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farmerdude

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#10 posted 340 days ago

MasterSergeant, nothing like white cedar for outdoor projects in my opinion. The wood in our projects do look similar. Thank you sir, for your comment.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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hjt

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#11 posted 235 days ago

Very nice work, Jeff. You have major talent there sir.

-- Harold

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