First ever Cedar Glider

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Project by _Moose_ posted 03-15-2012 04:40 PM 2108 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my in-laws to enjoy while sitting on their breezeway. I’m brand new to woodworking but I thought this turned out pretty good. Took me about 3 weeks total to construct, mainly because of getting the glider base apparatus to work properly.

Made of western Red Cedar with small, consumable maple cleats for wear on the feet. Finish was 2 coats of Cabot Spar varnish for outside weathering.


-- _Moose_ Hooper, UT

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 04:45 PM

Good work on this glider!
Funny thing…I build a cedar glider for my in-laws many moon ago that looked almost exactly like yours!
It got many years of use until finally I convinced them to put it on the burning pile.
I’m sure your in-laws will enjoy many hours using this glider.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 05:07 PM

looks good, a glider is on my “want to build list”

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 05:46 PM

Nice job. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 06:04 PM

Outstanding! I need to make one of these.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 06:12 PM

Great work, your in-laws will love it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 06:51 PM

Nice job! Not only an attractive glider, but it looks really comfy to sit on :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 07:04 PM

that’s what it’s all about
dive in
and swim

nice work

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 09:01 PM

Beautiful glider, if I could get my father in law out of his Lazy boy I would certainly consider making this.

Welcome to LJ’s, were all a little off but that’s what makes us interesting.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 09:09 PM

I like it a fine looking glider.

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 12:50 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. I can tell that the complexity of a project doesn’t intimidate you being a relatively new woodworker. I like that! I bet “can’t” isn’t in your vocabulary :). Beautifully done, you should be proud.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 01:39 AM

Great looking glider, thanks for sharing!

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 04:19 PM

Later in life I will be sitting on a fine looking glider such as this one, with an ice cold beer, a guitar, and a piece of wheat hanging from my mouth and I will say, “indeed sir…... Indeed”.
Good job!——Needs a cupholder for my beer!

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#13 posted 03-20-2012 12:24 AM

Very nice,like the cedar.I was thinking about one out of cypress

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#14 posted 07-10-2012 08:24 PM

New here and looking at building a glider for my folks. Diggin how comfy that bench looks. Care to share what you used for the glider hardware? And the angles and lengths of the glider arms would be nice too.

-- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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