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Swinging loveseat for deck arbor

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Project by RussellAP posted 05-26-2013 06:54 PM 915 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was selling my remaining stock of Adirondack chairs in my front yard, and I got several commissions for other things.

I may have to make more stuff to put in my front yard.

This is a love seat that will fit into an arbor on a deck. They brought the old one over, but it was in too bad a shape to fix.
This is made from untreated 5/4 decking and a couple pine 2×6’s. I would have gotten cedar 2×6’s but the selection was horrific. I went over the width by one inch, but that shouldn’t matter. I plan to hang this from eyelets which will be on 5/4 that attaches under the chair, so the whole chair will sit on those and swing. There will be no stress anywhere on this and it will last a life time if primed and painted properly. That is up to the client though.

Price $350 unfinished.
Cost about $90.
Time to make, about 2 days.

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 03:47 PM

I had the same thought James.

So I did this.

The wings that hold the arms needed a stronger way of holding them. This works good, but I’d have cut that board in half if I didn’t need to hide the old screw holes. They plan to paint the chair so it won’t be that noticeable.

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 04:13 PM

One of the reasons I didn’t make that board right to begin with is that I didn’t really know how wide I was going to be and they told me not to make it any wider than the old one, but the old one had so many design flaws that remaking it would have been wrong. So I flew by the seat of my pants and pieced it together. Turns out they have about 18” on either side so it’s not an issue. I plan to put two 5/4 boards under the seat front and back that extend out 2 inches from the chair on either side with 3/8 eyelets for the chain.
I wonder about the risk of it flipping though.

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 04:07 PM

Lovely and well made love seat. Looks really comfy and inviting. I’m sure that there are more orders to come. Great job!

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