|Project by John Ruggles||posted 06-26-2008 08:24 AM||987 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
OK everyone! I finally have a project to post for every one to see. This glider was originally supposed to be a Christmas present for my mother-in-law and father-in-law, but it ended up being an Easter present instead, due to health reasons. First the glider is made from pine. Most of the pieces are ripped from 2×4’s, 2×6’s, & 1×4’s. I made the glider an extra 1’ long and instead of using normal glider hardware, I used chains & eyebolts to get a little more swing action. I also cut out cup holders in each armrest. The glider is stained with Cabots Deck Stain in a redwood color. My wife Tammie, picked the color and I chose Cabots for its moisture resisting qualities. Being in southern Louisiana, with the humidity as high as it usually is, this is pretty important. My wife picked out the cushions and pillows to make the glider a little more comfortable. According to what my in-laws tell me, they have gotten a lot of compliments on the glider and my nephew & his wife have already requested a glider just like this one as a house warming gift. Anyway, I really enjoyed building it and I certainly learned a lot. I made a lot of mistakes but I can honestly say that each one was a learning experience. I am open to any critisims, ideas, or whatever somebody wants to throw out there, as I am still learning. Good woodworking to everyone!!!
-- JCRug, Prairieville, Louisiana