Porch swinging bench / Challenge06

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Project by Davesfunwoodworking posted 09-01-2008 06:07 AM 2246 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I wanted something for the Gorilla glue contest. I just didn’t know what to make. This morning I came up with a swinging bench for my front porch. My wife has always wanted one. So I went to the lumber yard and got some 2X4s and some ceder. It took me all day to cut and glue (I had no idea how fun Gorilla glue is. It foams every place you don’t want it to.) I used screws as well. I also used chain to hang it from. So lets take a look at how I did it.

This was alot of fun to make.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#1 posted 09-01-2008 12:09 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#2 posted 09-01-2008 03:45 PM

Great looking bench. Nice job.

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#3 posted 09-01-2008 05:10 PM

great job…and all in a day!!! how did you attach the chains on the bottom…I can see how they go through the holes…but on the bottom/underneath did you put a solid block??? and how did you attach…

and great design!! did you follow a plan, photo, or all your imagination??? i want to build one and i like this design…

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#4 posted 09-01-2008 07:17 PM

gorilla glue is all I use … >grin < Swing looks sturdy and well balanced

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#5 posted 09-01-2008 08:00 PM

Matt, the chain goes under the bench and there is a block of wood that is glued and screwed to the bottom of the arm rest. As for the bench my wife found one on line that she liked and she found free planes. I couldn’t print them out. My printer is out of ink. So I looked at it and went out and started. The planes don’t tell you much so I just did it off the pictures. I changed the back rest to what my wife wanted. The round back was all her. It took all day to build I think it would have gone faster if I didnt glue everything. However I used gorilla glue for the contest and found that to be more of a challenge then the challenge its self. Only due to it foaming up every place I didnt want it to be. This was a fun challenge.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#6 posted 09-01-2008 08:29 PM

and in one day.. sheesh!! Awesome job

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#7 posted 09-02-2008 01:58 PM

Nice job… great entry!

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#8 posted 09-02-2008 03:45 PM

Very nice, if I were to vote Challenge06, you would be it.

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#9 posted 09-29-2008 02:10 AM

Very nice work.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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