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A Spring Swing Project

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Project by hotncold posted 04-15-2014 01:50 AM 2471 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a project I completed a couple of months ago for my Mom as we anticipated warmer weather. Her outdoor swing under the pine tree was on it’s last leg and needed to be replaced. The project was pieced together from pictures on the internet and it was my first effort at half lap joints and curves.

I don’t have a picture of the finish that was applied but I went with several coats of high gloss poly and I was pretty pleased with the outcome.
Now the wife wants one and an arbor to hang it from to boot! I’m on it!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!





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oakwood

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 10:24 AM

Very nice project. It not only looks realty good but it looks well built and durable. Your mom will have many enjoyable hours in that swing.

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UncleStumpy

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 11:06 AM

Really well thought out and beautifully constructed!

I’m going to make something similar for my wife except that it will be a glider. Now I am inspired to get going!!!
My plans call for the slats to run vertical, but I really like how your horizontal looks, hmmmm….

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 11:42 AM

That is one great looking project!

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

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ja6ke

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 01:15 PM

Very nice and looks sturdy. What are the dimensions? I am finishing up a redo of my porch ceiling and included eye bolts for just such a swing. I was going to go with just a single support in the middle for a 4’ wide bench but this looks better.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 01:22 PM

This is a really nice project and will give people a lot of restful pleasure over the years.

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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hotncold

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 03:59 PM

ja6ke - I didn’t work from any plans but if my memory serves, the overall length is 55”, the seat section is approximately 24-26” deep. The half lap joints were cut at 15 degrees to “tilt” the back.
I hope this helps. Thanks.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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Pie

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 10:55 PM

Very nice!. Now my wife wants one! How long before I can expect delivery LOL!

-- Pie

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NormG

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 01:16 AM

Great swing, well now you know the best way to cut and assemble the swing for her

-- Norman

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Roger

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 11:01 AM

Very nice build Dennie. I like the contour of it. Looks comfy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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