cedar swing

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Project by magicforest posted 08-24-2010 03:30 AM 1836 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finishing an arched swing. I like mixing up the new cedar with older heart cedar to give it a little more character. the back is flat and the seat is curved for a little more comfort. still need to attach the hangers for the chains. the seat is made from post joined on two sides and ripped with the table saw down to one inch and a quarter thick with a natural edge. one picture of rustic furniture in the raw.

-- Kim , Texas, " Als ik kan" ( the best i can ) credits to Gustav Stickley

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 03:47 AM

Great Lookin Swing

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 04:23 AM

Oh, WOW! Love it! I have to say you’ve out done me for sure. I’ve been planning to do some cedar log stuff. Me and my buddy Olen have plenty of materials. He recently bought a set of tenon cutters, but we haven’t had time to really try them out yet. You have given me the fever though, so it won’t be long. May have to wait until the weather cools off. Forecast is for 98 tomorrow, with heat index of 112! Good job on the swing. Post a nother picture when you get it hung. I want to see how you hang yours.


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#3 posted 08-24-2010 04:24 AM

Hey Kim,
Sweet looking swing…nice finish and design….well done

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 07:52 AM

That looks pretty sturdy. Now, have you built the porch? I have a covered porch should you need one to show this off . . .

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 12:36 PM

Nice bench swing. I like the rustic look.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 02:18 PM

I like it!! and I need one!

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 08-24-2010 02:50 PM


-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 08-24-2010 03:09 PM

Thanks all for comments. I will post another picture when I hang the swing. Roger, you are right about the heat, it was about 100 yesterday with the heat index near death. I am building an arched king bed now if I don’t sweat to death in the process.

-- Kim , Texas, " Als ik kan" ( the best i can ) credits to Gustav Stickley

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 04:55 PM

I really like the design of the swing with the arched back.

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 10:02 PM

Beautiful job, love the wood

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#11 posted 08-25-2010 03:29 PM

Nice look and finish.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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