Rehab Your Old Swing

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Project by ScooterG posted 05-12-2019 12:50 AM 547 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the price of things today, I enjoy bringing things back to life that other people would throw away. This swing was originally built with fabric to support the cushions. Of course, the fabric eventually dry rotted. I just cut some ripped 2×4’s and fastened them just a hair higher than the frame. Had a friend give me some 15 year old “barn find” pine. Planed to desired thickness, ripped to desired width, and coated with water seal. 5 minutes of finish nail gun fastening, and your ready to drink some sweet tea and watch the sun go down.

I think the gray streaks in the wood indicate a “beetle kill tree” but somebody can check me on that.

-- Scooter G Designs

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#1 posted 05-12-2019 05:14 PM

Must be that time of year. A friend gave us her old unit a year back. This spring. I did this. but used 2×4’s running ninety degrees to what yours are.

I rounded the edges in long tapering arcs and drilled half circle notches (clamp two 2x’s together and drill) so the pieces cradle the front and back pipes.

In the end, it makes for a pretty comfortable way to while away the day by just sitting and swinging on one of these.

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#2 posted 05-13-2019 08:59 AM

Excellent job…looks realy great! I have one also…constantly in use.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-14-2019 01:37 AM

I got so excited at seeing someone else doing the same thing, sorta, I forgot to tell you how well I think your project turned out. I think it’s actually prettier than my version.

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#4 posted 05-14-2019 11:43 PM

What a great idea.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 05-15-2019 03:48 AM

Thank you. I hope you all get as much time to use them as you want.

-- Scooter G Designs

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Cameron Robertson

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#6 posted 06-03-2019 07:32 AM

Now that’s a beautiful swing. Great job you did with refurbishing it since the frame is in pristine condition!

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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