Porch Swing

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 02-18-2014 09:00 PM 2703 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom called me asking all sweetly if I would make her a porch swing….so like the good daughter I am, I built her a porch swing. ; )

I made it from cedar so it’s light weight and rot resistant. It has two cup holders. A contour backing and seat. I also used a soldering iron to burn in their names and then cut out a heart to finish it off.

I still have to put on Thompsons but I was excited to share….it seems my dog was real pleased it.

I’ve posted a tutorial on my blog if you want steps.


-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 11:05 PM

Nice build April. The names and the heart are a great personal touch. I can see your dog is sure enjoying the ride.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 12:42 AM

Super build! The Blog is truly OUTSTANDING.You’re not going to be calling yourself a newbie or novice for long at the rate you are progressing.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 04:42 AM

Very nice swing April. Did you have a pattern or is it your design? I can see one of those on our newly built house…setting there looking at the Ocean with a cool drink in my hand…yea, I need to build one as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 04:57 AM

Very nice porch swing. I especially like how you attached the flag to the back. lol

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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April Wilkerson

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 05:02 AM

Thanks guys. Hawaiilad: I had a porch swing identical to this one. I bought it about 5-6 years ago but my mom said she wanted the same one, except with the names and heart added. Mine was made from pine, but I went ahead and made this one from cedar. I’m hoping it will last longer that way. Thoughts?

Haha, Tyvekboy: that’s my patriotic flare to the swing….; )

-- Wilkerson

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 05:18 AM

I love this! The names add such a special touch!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 11:05 AM

Great swing, looks comfy….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 08:22 PM

Having the model setting in front of you really helps in figuring out just how it goes together.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 07-04-2014 04:07 PM

GREAT swing!
We’ve had ours for years and its about time to replace it—I’ll definitely be checking out your steps

-- Gannon ~~ If something CAN go wrong, plan on it happening....

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