My first outdoor project- Swing and A-frame

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Project by James Gallo posted 06-29-2013 11:51 AM 862 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my outdoor swing and A-frame. The frame is made of PT (4”x4” and 4”x6”). The swing is made of cedar.
I had a heck of a time figuring out the miter cuts for the frame, until I finally realized, no matter what angle you make the top miter, the bottom miter must add up to 90 degrees. DUH!!!!!

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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#1 posted 06-29-2013 12:44 PM

I like it! I can see myself sitting there enjoying and adult beverage or two.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 12:51 PM

COME ON over. I’ve got a fridge full of ice cold ones.

-- Jg, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 06-29-2013 11:18 PM

Well done James…looks great and also a nice place to spend a quiet moment under the tree there with a drink of choice and a good book…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 06-30-2013 10:10 AM

A project to enjoy
well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 01:16 PM

It looks good, comfortable and inviting. Great to relax under the shade of the tree after a day’s work. Well done!

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