|Project by Thepps||posted 06-11-2008 05:40 PM||3739 views||23 times favorited||24 comments|
This is a glider that I secretly built for my wife for her birthday. She was really surprised when she saw it on the front porch. It is made entirely of cypress. I searched for a plan but I could not find anything that I like. I finally found a picture of something I had in mind and made some modifications. The arms were made by using bent lamination. I used mortise and tenon joinery for the majority of the construction.
I am not completely finished, as I still need to plug the screw holes in the seat and add an outdoor stain to it. (My wife wants a little more color.)
I bought the glider hardware from Rockler and I am very impressed on how well it works. It glides very smooth and without any effort. I’ve built a glider before with a homemade mechanism, but it didn’t glide nearly as well as this.
-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL