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Forum topic by thelt posted 07-10-2010 03:46 PM 1502 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thelt

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07-10-2010 03:46 PM

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I have bought a new love seat swing for the back yard. I would like to build an arbor to put it on. Any ideas, plans or pictures would be a lot of help.

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 05:10 PM

Sorry I missed you back home now. Good luck with the Arbor.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 05:33 PM

packing up and getting ready to tear down the campsite. Catch you next time.

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 06:26 AM

I guess you’re gonna hang it with chains off of something, right? Consider an ‘A’ frame type of structure that you can anchor in the ground. Easy to build + strong.

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 06:40 AM

I like this one: I just Google til I found one I liked.

Arbor

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 04:21 PM

I’ve built a couple and will offer this:
Use eye bolys instead of eye screws.
Anchor the frame; sooner or later boys will stress test your installation!

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 11:28 AM

wseand or bladeburner, do you have a set of plans for it?

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 02:05 PM

I don’t have any plans, but I remember picking up a magazine from Lowes which had some plans.

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#8 posted 07-13-2010 01:37 PM

Dave, Very good rendering, is that done in Sketchup? Also, if I’m going to hang a loveseat swing I think there should be five cross beams vice four, so the swing can be centered. What do you think?

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#9 posted 07-13-2010 02:22 PM

I didn’t even notice the two across the four beams. And I agree whole heartedly. Can you email me the drawings? trident@tds.net

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 02:04 PM

Yes, I did. Thank you very much!

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 07:29 PM

These sketches are awesome, I do agree with thelt, you want five across that way the swing can be centered, otherwise four beams can tilt the swing a certain direction if not stabalized correctly, Great work!

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