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old time porch swing
« on: May 27, 2012, 03:18:11 PM »
 ::)does anyone have any idea where i can find a 4ft cedar porch swing like everyone had back in the 50-s , local omish have big fancy ones that do everything but sing you to sleep startng at 300 on up , box stores the chinese verson you would be afraid to set in ,i am looking for one that has contured seat and back with or without the hardware , there used to be a hardware store in maysville that sold like i am looking for but the store told me the man that made them had sawed off two fingers and was no longer able to work anyone got any suggestions  :) :) 8)

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Re: old time porch swing
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »
Polly I think you might have to build the swing yourself .  I have nbot seen one with a curved back since i was  kid long ago . It was my grandfathers
All the swings I have seen at the stores have flat backs and or questionable workmanship
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Re: old time porch swing
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 09:37:22 PM »
I have been able to pick up old ones at the flea markets. I use it outside under a tree, so they only last a few years. I just got one last week $20, it will last 2-3 year left out in the elements.

 I WANT to WELD one up that will last my lifetime, just cant seem to find any extra time in my days.

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Re: old time porch swing
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 09:42:45 PM »
My grandparents had a curved-back one like that when I was a kid... it hung on the front porch of their old farmhouse- lasted for years until the farm got sold when I was almost out of high school.   

Don't know what kind of wood it was but it always looked and worked pretty good from what i remember..  I think it was hand-made with native wood though.  They had alot of oak, hickory, walnut, hedge, and cherry growing around the farm.
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Re: old time porch swing
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 07:38:34 AM »
I found some plans on the internet and made one.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2012, 07:52:48 AM »
 :)i think i might have found one , my brother said the mennonite community near claysville ky had them for sale ,i am going today to find out , ::)


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