Hanging Porch Swing

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Project by Thinkerf posted 425 days ago 960 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed this little project for a friend of mine. It’s a wedding present for his Grand Daughter. It’s made of red oak throughout with stainless steel hardware and screws. I got the plans from a 1995 April edition of Woodsmith, plane # 98. It was easy to follow and only had one small dimensional error on the width of the arm rest where it meets the back. It is being spray finished with an oil based poly gloss.

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#1 posted 425 days ago

Really nice job, love the back of this and the arch. It really makes this pleasing on the eye. The round over give it a soft look as well. Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 425 days ago

Very nice. I need to build one too but I doubt mine will look this nice.

Good job.

-- Kirk H. --

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#3 posted 425 days ago

This is a real nice piece and she will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 425 days ago

You did a great job on this swing. The arched back is very classy. I would ask the recipient to keep it out of direct sun as red oak, poly, and sunlight don’t play well together and I would hate to see this beautiful piece neglected.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 424 days ago

Thanks for your comments gfadvm. I know what you mean about the direct sun. Apparently it is going under a big old overhang on an old post & beam barn that his grand daughter and husband to be have converted into a bif dance hall so it should be OK. Love your latest box btw, it is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Thinkerf.

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#6 posted 424 days ago

Great looking and well crafted porch swing! It will be the most comfortable seat in the new owner’s house. Great job!

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#7 posted 423 days ago

Hey this is very nice. Is it possible you might have a link to these plans?

-- Danny, kentucky

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