porch swing

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Project by Paula Perry posted 07-28-2013 02:12 AM 919 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my first big project, i made it from resaw wood, and it is the standard size, i dont have a pattern, i had an old warped swing and i just copied the measurements, then gave old one away,

-- Florida50

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 02:55 AM

Great idea, recreating a chair allows something that worked once to come back, with work but without the fuss of hoping some new design will be comfortable as the original one.

-- JCWoodworks

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 06:06 AM

Very nice Paula…looks like a great place to sit and read the Sunday paper…now you need a small table next to the swing for a coffee cup…:) well done

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

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 09:27 AM

Wow! you have skills You can do it all!
Great job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Paula Perry

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 10:44 AM

Thanks ya all, I couldn’t find a pattern I wanted, so I just copied the old one, I have a gator table in front of it, my son and I wait for bus in it every morning we can when school in session, or I watch him play in the dirt while I swing and play on my iPad;) I would like to think I have a little skill making things, or I wasted a lot of money on tools and time on how to videos. Lol

-- Florida50

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#5 posted 07-28-2013 11:38 AM

great swing,looks very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Paula Perry

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 11:25 PM

Thank you whitebeast88

-- Florida50

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#7 posted 07-31-2013 02:37 PM

Great job! It’s great to make useful and fun stuff for the house and you made a lot of them.

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 02:52 PM

This is really nice, Paula. You did a good 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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