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Project by drewm873 posted 11-14-2013 06:06 PM 1589 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this bench in wood magazine a couple years ago but didn’t get around to trying to make this until now. I now have some better equipment in the shop so this made things much easier now than it would have in the past. Anyways, it’s made all out of knotty western red cedar with all screw joinery. I’m not sure if I will plug all the holes or not because I kind of like the rustic look of it as is. The gliders are from Rockler since I wasn’t sure of what other knock off brands would be good or not.

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 10:44 PM

Nice work – I also spotted that project a few years back and it has been on my “to-build” list. I was thinking of building it as a gift for someone… any idea how many hours you have in this project?

btw – I wouldn’t plug the holes either.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 02:31 AM

Thanks Jim! It took about 4 days to build, Sat/Sun type of thing, and I think I put in about 6 hours each time day. I really need to pay attention to how many hours it’s taking me to make things. ha

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 04:36 AM

Great project. That’s one of the next on my list. I hope mine turns out as amazing as yours. Thanks for sharing with us.

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 11:20 PM

I want to build a glider for my back yd. where can I get the cedar, i’d rather buy at a lumber yrd. not many left
since home depot and lowes took over. and they don’t carry the right material. just moved to Conway SC.
not hingin this area.

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#5 posted 11-18-2013 01:34 PM

You’ll definitely have to find a lumberyard in your area because HD and Lowes won’t carry what you need. I would just do some searching on line to see what lumberyards are around in your area.

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#6 posted 11-18-2013 01:52 PM

It’s a wonderful project and you’ve done a nice clean job on it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 11-19-2013 02:51 PM

It’s a good looking and well made glider. It has a nice rustic look and it will definitely last for many years to be enjoyed. Great job!

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#8 posted 11-25-2013 04:32 PM

I absolutely LOVE this project! My grandmother used to have a glider on her porch, as did my parents. For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to build one. I’ve searched high and low for plans on the internet and have not found any decent ones. Can you share yours? I think you’ve done a fantastic job on this. Congratulations!

my email is [email protected]

Thank you.

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#9 posted 11-25-2013 04:39 PM

RickRanger, I don’t have a pdf version of this. The plan was in Wood Magazine’s issue 205 in July of 2011. You can probably purchase previous issues from the wood magazine website.
And note that the front carriage bolt location is 11” up from the bottom, not 10” like they say.

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#10 posted 11-25-2013 04:43 PM

I also just added 2 more photos with the glider outside, better lighting. -)

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