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Forum topic by RickRinger posted 01-22-2013 10:33 AM 3481 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 10:33 AM

Hello Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone here had some plans or videos on how to build a porch glider. My vision of one is a seat very similar to a porch swing where two people can sit in it, but instead of swinging, they glide back and forth. My mother dearly loved these. My grandmother had two of them on the porch of her beautiful old victorian home. Unfortunately all of those wonderful people and swings are gone now. To honor them, I would like to see if I could be able to build one myself. The chair part is pretty straight forward, but the suspension and base part is what is throwing me on how to build.

Thank you all in advance. :)

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 11:43 AM

Take a look here : Wood Magazine had this one in their July 2011 issue. I never got around to building it, but it looked pretty simply, and the gliding hardware they used was around 30 dollars.

-- Jeff, Charleston SC

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 03:02 PM

Don’t know how ambitious you are, but I bought the Adirondack glider plans from rockler but have not built it yet. Looks like a very nice glider, hope mine turns out that way.

-- Gary

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 05:15 PM

Thank you for your responses. Those are both great sources. I’ll have to study them and see which is best for a newbie woodworker. :)

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