Porch Swing

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My latest project. I just finished this (July 2013). I made it for my wife. We had a store bought swing that was falling apart (made from 2×3 pine stained a redwood color) that we got when we were married 21 years ago. It’s made from Cherry and has stainless steel hardware and chains. The finish was two coats of Teak oil followed by five coats of Spar Urethane. It’s smooth as glass and my wife loves it.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 361 days ago

Wow! That is awesome! You did an outstanding job on this. She is one lucky lady! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 361 days ago

Beautiful porch swing a super build.

-- Custom furniture

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Dave Dufour

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#3 posted 361 days ago

Great Job

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#4 posted 361 days ago

Nice work, love the up scale cup holders.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 361 days ago

now thats a swing that will be around for a longer time than the other beautiful and well build

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 361 days ago

Beautiful swing porch chair…looks great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 361 days ago

Great job

-- Eric

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#8 posted 361 days ago

Excellent work!

“Porch swings, making awesome memories sense wood was invented”

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#9 posted 361 days ago

Excellent swing. Makes me want to build one now. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#10 posted 360 days ago

Wow…nice….now THAT’S a daily top 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#11 posted 360 days ago

Thank you all for the very nice comments. I certainly wasn’t expecting them to be so flattering!

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#12 posted 360 days ago

great looking swing, love the cup holders. This one should last well beyond 21 years, so you and your wife will have many years of enjoyment sitting on the porch in that swing.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 358 days ago

Fantastic swing! Like the cherry, the cup holders and the finish. I’m sure it will last longer and be the comfiest chair around the house. Great job!

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#14 posted 358 days ago

Now that’s a real nice porch swing. You did a fine job on 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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#15 posted 152 days ago

Do you have plans for this porch swing? I was about to buy the swing below online before I saw yours.

I like your design better with the cupholders up front. It’s beautiful!

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