Swing seat

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Project by Callum Kendall posted 07-06-2008 09:19 PM 2380 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a swing seat that I made for my god mother’s birthday about a year ago. It is made from pressure treated wood and has also been stained. The chain is stainless steel along with all of the other hardware. I have since made two more, one was a commission for my friend’s grandparents anniversary and the other a commission from my parents.


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matt garcia

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 09:23 PM

You go young ‘un!! That is a great swing! All you need now is a warm breeze, and a tall glass of iced tea!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 07-06-2008 10:47 PM

Very sturdy looking job kid. The stainless is a great idea.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 12:11 AM

Looks like a great place to kick back and relax. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 07-07-2008 01:03 AM

Way to go, Callum!

Just think- every time they enjoy that swing, they will think of you.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-07-2008 02:35 AM

great looking swing , nice cool evening a pillow = relaxation

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 07-07-2008 03:04 AM

Very nice Callum. That swing looks like it will hang around for a while. I made some of those in school when I was your age for a fund raiser for our FFA. THe one that I made for myself is still hanging in my grand parents garage. Someday soon it will make a trip to my house where I will be put to use. Enjoy the times and the memories surrounding those swings.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 07-07-2008 05:12 AM

HI Callum;

You did a nice job here. I hope you tested it out with a nice cool drink!


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#8 posted 07-07-2008 08:25 PM

You have made a beautiful swing. It is very stirdy and spacious. Stainless steel hardware is a great idea.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 07-08-2008 11:48 PM

looks relaxing!!! are there any concerns of sittting on the pressure treated lumber? chemically? I love teh design!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 07-09-2008 03:07 PM

Napaman I aksed the guy at the store and he said that it is perfectly safe


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#11 posted 08-10-2008 12:26 AM

great looking swing Great job!

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Ryan Shervill

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#12 posted 09-01-2008 10:25 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

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#13 posted 09-01-2008 11:52 PM

Nice structure. Very sturdy. Reminds me of the swing in my grandparents backyard many years ago.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 09-01-2008 11:54 PM

Well done young sir well done looks like fun.Alistair

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#15 posted 10-31-2008 12:40 AM

Nice work, Callum.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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