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Project by Bigdogs117 posted 07-15-2008 03:18 AM 2954 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed an outdoor bench for a client this past spring that he wanted to match his porch swing. He wanted built in cat boxes with a seat that lifts up so he could clean out the cat boxes easily. He liked that bench so well I ended up building two more benches without the cat boxes for this patio beside his pond. I haven’t found the pictures of that bench yet, but it did inspire me to build the same style of bench and turned it into a glider. It is made out of treated pine.

-- Rusty

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#1 posted 07-15-2008 04:09 AM

Very nice glide , very good build

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#2 posted 07-15-2008 04:36 AM

Looks really comfortable!

Nice job!


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#3 posted 07-15-2008 05:28 AM

Nice looking glider. Thank you for sharing.

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#4 posted 07-15-2008 08:37 AM

Looks great! What did you use for the mechanical parts?

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#5 posted 07-15-2008 03:15 PM

Hey this would match my porch swing pretty good, too!

Love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 07-15-2008 04:31 PM


The ball bearing glider brackets were bought online for $17 for 4 or at Rockler for $22 for 4, 1/4” x 2 1/2” carriage bolts, 1/4” fender washers, & 1/4” lock washers.

Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate them.

-- Rusty

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#7 posted 07-15-2008 07:34 PM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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