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Project by Farrout posted 378 days ago 2135 views 13 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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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 378 days ago

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

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Farrout

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#2 posted 378 days ago

Yes, here is the link:
Press here.

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 378 days ago

Thanks !

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 378 days ago

Very nice
Jamie

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bugz

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#5 posted 378 days ago

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

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#6 posted 378 days ago

Great job

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ASUAlumni02

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#7 posted 378 days ago

I like it… Will have to try it

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Campzeke

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#8 posted 376 days ago

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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Deela40

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#9 posted 180 days ago

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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Jerry

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#10 posted 84 days ago

Really great work on this glider!

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