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WoodNoob

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05-15-2009 05:57 PM

Hi Folks,

New to woodworking and new to this site. Nice to see such a strong community of woodworkers.

I’m looking for a good set of plans for a Patio glider, similar to the one on this site.

http://www.ticknthistle.com/outdoor_furniture/deluxe-glider.htm

I know that U-Build has a set but its more like a swing that is suspended where this one glides on a track. If anyone knows where I can order a set of plans or has experience in building a glider and can point me in the right direction it would be very helpful.

My mother has wanted one of these things for 30 years, hopefully I can make it happen.

Thanks everybody,

Steve

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?


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#1 posted 05-15-2009 08:00 PM

Hey Steve I’ll search my magazines I know I’ve seen one somewhere. Welcome to LJs

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 08:45 PM

Thanks for the help Jim. I appreciate it!

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 09:22 PM

Steve, Would something like this Adirondack glider be what you are interested in?

This appeared in the May, 2204 issue of Wood Magazine.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 09:30 PM

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 03:14 AM

Hey Scott,

Its more like two benches facing each other with a table in the middle. It has a base with a stationary floor and the benches/table/canopy glide back and forth using a wheel and axel system (I think) as opposed to a rocking chair type glider.

Nice looking Bench though.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 03:16 AM

Thanks Gary, flipping through the sites right now.

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 02:16 PM

Hey WoodNoob, did you ever find that plan??? I’ve been looking for that exact plan forever…lol
Please let me know if you were successful in finding it.
feel free to send me an email… pierre.natalie@sympatico.ca

cheers,

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WoodNoob

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 02:36 PM

Hi Pierre,

I did find some plans. I emailed a small woodworking supply shop in Embro, Ontario. They didn’t have any plans but they were extremely helpful in pointing me in the right direction. Here is a plug for their website.

http://www.workshopsupply.com/

I ordered a set of plans from a place in Quebec, here is the link.

http://www.vieltools.com/detail.php?p=NjA1

They offer the plans separately for $12 and change or you can get them with the hardware for $85. I hope your French isn’t as rusty as mine, but with a name like Pierre I think you should be fine. You can order online but you need to call in your credit card.

It’s not exactly what I’m looking for, the style is a bit dated, but I’m thinking of building the base as designed and building a set of benches similar to what Scott posted above. Thanks again Scott, I dug up the May 2004 issue and with a few modifications it may just work.

Hope this helps.

Steve

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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pierreb

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#9 posted 05-30-2009 11:47 AM

WoodNoob….......... Nice buddy!!! I really appreciate the link. The $84 is well worth the price along with the hardware.. Have you built glider yet??? I’d like to see a pic when you do.. I’m building it out of white cedar when I get started..

Thanks again for you help..

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WoodNoob

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#10 posted 05-30-2009 12:48 PM

No, sadly I haven’t built much of anything lately. I need to build the shop first and the endless honey-do list keeps me away from that.

I’m hoping to start on it by the fall. If you get yours done first I would love to see it.

I ordered only the plans, didn’t want to make a commitment to the hardware until I got a look at what I was getting myself into. If you order the hardware could you send me a picture? I’m wondering if I can fashion something together with parts from Princess Auto, that way I can make the base wider. Looks like its only a 6 inch wheel with an axel.

Steve

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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pierreb

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#11 posted 05-31-2009 11:37 AM

Hey WoodNoob,

I’m sure you’ll be able to gather up the necessary parts for the glider. If they’ve a detail parts list, I’ll scan it and send it to you… I should be getting everything next week…or thereafter..

All I need now is some nice weather…...geeeeeeshhh.. feeling like a duck in Ottawa

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WoodNoob

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#12 posted 06-25-2009 01:03 PM

Hi Pierre,

I was wondering if you ever received the hardware? Would you mine sharing a picture?

-- Steve ~ Measure once, cut twice... or is it the other way around?

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pierreb

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#13 posted 06-26-2009 11:52 AM

Hello Steve… As a matter of fact, I just have the table to do and it’s done… Why don’t you send me an email at pierre.natalie@sympatico.ca I’ll take some pics and dimensions of the hardware.. There really isn’t all that much to it. The wheels and axles, to me, would be the tough things to find.. Other than that though, the hardware is listed on the plan papers…

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#14 posted 06-26-2009 05:57 PM

The picture that you showed seems to be mounted on wheels and not a glider swing arms. It should ber able to be duplicated quite easily.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#15 posted 06-25-2013 09:21 AM

Hi guys! Here’s my baby, built in 1991 and still going (just like the rabbit). I’ve built and sold 7 since, down here in Texas.

As we speak, I’m building another one for a friend of mine. I use treated wood: more expensive, but termites can’t get a lunch out of it!

Sears sell them for about $1,200 the last time I checked and they are made in the province of Quebec. I get my wheels from Viel Tools. Even though they’re based in Quebec, they also have an office in Maine and they do speak English. Here’s their link:

http://www.vieltools.com/detail.php?p=NjA0

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc403/wyfe/glider-2.jpg

http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc403/wyfe/glider-1.jpg

Enjoy the pictures.

Michel

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