Porch Glider

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Project by Farrout posted 04-06-2013 08:43 PM 5430 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found free plans for a porch glider and built with rough cut 8/4 poplar and finish cut 1×8 poplar.
The measurements in the plans were right on, except for one. Fortunately I realized that the
measurement for where the 1/4” holes for the Rockler brackets were off on the seat section and
was able to do them correctly before I assembled.
The wife says it has to be high gloss white, that should be fun.
Thanks for looking.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 09:04 PM

Really nice job on that glider.
Looks very comfortable.
Were the plans on-line?

-- Eric, central Florida

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 10:00 PM

Yes, here is the link:
Press here.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#3 posted 04-06-2013 10:28 PM

Thanks !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#4 posted 04-06-2013 10:39 PM

Very nice

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 04-06-2013 11:50 PM

Very nice, I will add this to my bucket list, thanks for sharing.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 01:00 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 04:57 AM

I like it… Will have to try it


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#8 posted 04-08-2013 11:35 PM

Good job! I will be moving to Tampa the end of the month. I would like to see the final project in person and swap some sawdust tales.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 03:11 PM

Looks Good.

I built a similar glider using the same brackets and finished this weekend, but am having some issues with the swinging motion. I was not working with any plans so I placed my brackets so that they are all vertical when the swing is at rest, but the glider does not move much at all when I try to swing. I have seen some images where one or both of the brackets are at an angle and I am wondering if this could be the issue. You mentioned above that you changed your bracket placement. Can you describe what you did?


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#10 posted 01-25-2014 05:44 PM

Really great work on this glider!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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