Porch Swing

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 04-14-2014 11:20 PM 1598 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Do a lot of hobby wood workers do like myself and just “wing it” when building things? I dont like plans. I look at a picture and then figure out whatever dimensions and then build! My sister wanted a new porch swing so I asked her how wide? 48”, 60” or 72”? She said her old one was 48” so thats what she wanted. Thats all I needed and boom, in a slow afternoon, a porch swing is created.

The slats were part of that large pallet of bed frames, rails, etc… I have $6 in the studs and then some screws so around $10 in this project… oh and then eye bolts, so $17. She is thrilled so thats all that matters. She’s painting it.

Great thing about her is she lives 300 miles from me so its giving my wife and I a mini vacation traveling to see her and spend a couple days with her family. And she is already planning the painting of this project when we arrive so she is excited.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 04-15-2014 08:07 AM

“Wing It” is my middle name!

I like your Porch Swing and the Great Story that goes along with it.

A “Master Cooper” in the “Black Swamp Cooperage” How COOL is that!.

Thanks For Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 04-15-2014 11:11 AM

Beatiful. Nice gift for your sister. Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 10-29-2020 01:05 AM

Great job. Designing your projects is fun. And even better when you can use reclaimed wood. Including a story even makes it better

-- Eric, building the dream

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