Ok im building a outdoor swing for the first time. Im having trouble deciding how to join the seat frame to the back frame. Ive seen some swings where the back and seat frams are notched to fit flush to each other which is definitely more appealing to the eye. My only worry about that is the stability and strenth of it. Would it be too much of an eye sore if you just joined the two parts by putting on over the other one persay?
--the first picture below is the notched idea i have. the second picture is the other idea i have.
--i think the 2nd picture would profide more support but less eye pleasing, pretty much the opposite of picture 1…what do yal think?
#1 is your strongest joint. The half lap provides strength through the overlapped part as well as the bolts and glue. Lowes carries stainless carriage bolts, nuts and washers and use tightbond 3 for your glue.
I have not started putting together the swing yet because i ordered a new blade for my bandsaw and im waiting on it to come in. This is the frame i have built for it…Again this is my first frame ive built. PT 4×4 pine.
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