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Project by hoss12992 posted 475 days ago 1428 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These gliders are really fun to build. I make mine our of 5/4” preasure treated lumber, with a 2×4 used for the legs, and the base is 2×12 and 2×10. All preasure treated. I use screws instead of nails when assembling them. I order the “Glider hinges” from woodcraft. I have a line of outdoor funiture that I make that pretty much all stems from my take on a adirondak chair, and this is a bit of a take from that. The seat has relief cuts in the seat and back, and are VERY comfortable. Folks with really bad backs that cant sit in most chairs for very long, can sit in these all day without hurting. These turned out alright.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#1 posted 475 days ago

Very nice !
That looks comfortable, and
it’s nice to sit & glide.
Good job !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 475 days ago

Therapeutic glider, I like. Could have, used one of these when I was working in an office, all day, all week, all … Well, you get it.
So, what’s the secret to the comfortability?, the curved seat?, the back angle? Really nice build, looks super sturdy.
Do you have any concern about the treated wood saw dust?, I it toxic?
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 475 days ago

That is one comfortable looking glider. I like it, well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 475 days ago

i like it

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 475 days ago

Nice looking unit. Been meaning to try gliders and haven’t got it done. Sitting around too much I guess. Thanks for posting.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 475 days ago

great glider,very nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 475 days ago

An “alright” day huh? I like this design and especially the center armrest/table.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 475 days ago

Thank yall for the kind comments

Oldtool- The relief cuts are key. Alot of folks do them, but most that I have seen are what I call generic relief cuts. I use a deeper cut in the seat, and a more lower lumbar cut in the back and makes a world of difference When you have it cut right and sit in it, you will know it. I dont have any problem with the sawdust.

Andy- Yep, today is a “Alright” day.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 475 days ago

great lookin, well thought out design and build

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 475 days ago

Amazing! I’ve wanted to build one for a long time now and I can’t find suitable plans. You should make some available. This one is a dandy!

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#11 posted 474 days ago

Nice job! Looks very well constructed. Great for a brewski

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#12 posted 473 days ago

Wow! Love them and think I need them. Yours is really well made and looks comfy with the armrest in the middle. Excellent work!

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#13 posted 467 days ago

that’s a very interesting design. i can see someone adding in a beer cooler into that center part someday

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#14 posted 243 days ago

Thanks for your kind comments, I really love this glider, it’s a beautiful and functional work of art. Reminds me of when I was a kid visiting my grandparents in Ware Shoals SC for the summer. Great job!

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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