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Project by Cedarman posted 359 days ago 1609 views 15 times favorited 24 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 359 days ago

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 359 days ago

Very impressive build sir.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 359 days ago

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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 359 days ago

Great job…beautiful !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 359 days ago

It’s really nice. You did a fine job.

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

-- 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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Kevin

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#6 posted 359 days ago

Nice build, the cedar looks amazing.

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

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SteveGaskins

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#7 posted 359 days ago

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 359 days ago

Looks very sturdy alright and beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MasterSergeant

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#9 posted 359 days ago

Congratulations on a terrific project completion!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 359 days ago

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 359 days ago

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 359 days ago

Great job

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

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Cedarman

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#13 posted 359 days ago

Bad luck to build in odd numbers

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

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 359 days ago

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

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#15 posted 359 days ago

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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