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maufus

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05-09-2009 10:37 PM

Hey guys, I am looking to build a porch swing and I was wondering if anyone has ever done it and if so, what are some good designs?


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#1 posted 05-09-2009 10:57 PM

Try http://www.porchswings.com/

You could get a lot of ideas from them.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 05-09-2009 11:08 PM

Find one that looks comfortable to you. Lots of different designs out there.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 05-09-2009 11:19 PM

Over the past year or so, I have seen projects in some of the wood working magazine. Try checking out some of them. They might have what you want.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 05-09-2009 11:42 PM

I know the ones sold in stores nowadays aren’t anything to write home about. Find an old one on some victorian front porch and ask if you can measure it and take pictures. The world deserves better porch swings!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 08:43 PM

I think good old Norm has one one his site.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 09:12 PM

who is good old norm?

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 09:18 PM

this norm
http://www.newyankee.com/index.php

-- "Democracy is by far the worst system of government. Except all the others that have been tried." ~ Winston Churchill

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#8 posted 05-13-2009 08:08 PM

I want to make one too someday. We have one that came with the house that is falling apart. Here’s the link to the one on the New Yankee site. I actually like the look of that one a lot. Looks very sturdy.
http://www.newyankee.com/getproduct.php?0005

Maybe when I finish my current project I’ll make one of these. :)

-- Beth

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