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Project by Cedarman posted 08-03-2013 12:32 PM 2419 views 17 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This new swing has a 1000 lb load limit, made from approx. 200 board feet of red cedar per set its the biggest heaviest thing I build. Stand is made from 4×6 cedar and top is 3×8 beam. Swing has a flat back with notched pickets and seat is scooped. The swings front brace is a solid 3×8 also. Lots of fun to build- moving those big beams around the shop is a workout!

-- Adam, Ridgeway,Va www.blackfeatherfurniture.com





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 08-03-2013 12:39 PM

beautiful swing.i can image the workout with the beams.great build…

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 08-03-2013 12:47 PM

Very impressive build sir.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 08-03-2013 12:47 PM

That swing looks mighty comfortable Adam.
And the strength of the build can assure a couple of heavier people that they are safe to have a pleasant swing.
That is a great thing to have when the evenings are nice and it’s time to sit out on the porch.
Nice job buddy.

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#4 posted 08-03-2013 01:23 PM

Great job…beautiful !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-03-2013 01:25 PM

It’s really nice. You did a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Kevin

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#6 posted 08-03-2013 01:50 PM

Nice build, the cedar looks amazing.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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SteveGaskins

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#7 posted 08-03-2013 02:33 PM

Love your swing. Very nice build. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 02:38 PM

Looks very sturdy alright and beautiful.

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 08-03-2013 03:59 PM

Congratulations on a terrific project completion!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 04:35 PM

Adam, A sofa on steroids! Looks like you built two at a time? Nice craftsmanship!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Manitario

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#11 posted 08-03-2013 04:41 PM

Looks really good, it’s hard to beat the look of cedar for outdoor furniture. How did you come up with the 1000lb limit; did you sit heavier and heavier people on the swing until it collapsed and then rebuilt it???

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 08-03-2013 05:17 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Cedarman

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#13 posted 08-03-2013 06:37 PM

Bad luck to build in odd numbers

-- Adam, Ridgeway,Va www.blackfeatherfurniture.com

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 08:06 PM

LOL! Hope I can afford to remember that. :<). Oh yeah, where would I put them. HA,HA

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 08-03-2013 09:41 PM

Oh Yah! A place to sit and relax! Nice job on your project! Looks Great!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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