Yard/porch swing

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Project by GregInStJo posted 08-13-2011 04:11 AM 1824 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This plan came from Handy Magazine. It was a 48 inch wide bench made from pine. I widened the bench to 60 inches, thickened the slats about 1/8 inch thicker, made from Sassafras and the frame is from red oak and black walnut. It was sanded, then a coat of primer, then sanded, then another coat of primer, then two finish coats. It is a very comfortable and solid bench.

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#1 posted 08-13-2011 04:34 AM

i like the looks.
one was not enough i see,additive?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 04:44 AM

No, all the same swing. The white is the primer coatings. I might make another one after seeing how this design holds up for a year or so. There are other designs that look better to me that I stumbled onto after I started building this one. My next project will be a few outdoor benchs to be set around the yard in different places.

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 11:16 AM

Nice work on this looks good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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