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how to : beach inspired porch swing
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:38:42 PM »
just got back from the family vacation at panama city beach.decided to do another porch swing but with some beach flare.

rough cut wood to start.3 2x4x8',2 1x3x5'ish,1 1x6x9'.
 

 

pieces cut(front), extra wood left over(back).1 64" 2x4,2  each 20",16",15" 2x4,4 1x3 13",2 19" 1x6.

 

 

pieces edged and planed.

 

 

close up of rough cut to clean dimentional.

 

 

sub flame assembled. 64" out front,16" 's out back,15"'s out sides.

 

 

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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2015, 11:46:03 PM »
i used 1x8's instead of wide slabs for the bottom and back.and also added the beach theme of aqua colored stain.

 

 

back braces(20" pieces) added. the angle is 22degrees.

 

 

back pieces stained.these are 64"'s. the bottom ones were 54"'s.

 

 

back assembled and arm rest braced put on( 4x  13" 1x3(2 3/4))

 

 

arm rests on, cup holder holes cut(3")screw holes plugged.

 

 


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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 11:50:08 PM »
first coat of poly on.

 

 

picture of back brace (1x7 x10") installed where eye bolt will go thru back.

 

 

picture of finished beach porch swing (just need to put eye bolts in and hang.)

 

 

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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 12:41:36 AM »
Looking good. When will we see a pic of it "swinging" ?
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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 05:50:30 AM »
Thanks for the measuments. My wife would like the aqua colored stain.
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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2015, 08:30:52 AM »
That is a very nice and well detailed build.  Thanks for sharing your effort.  I too am ready to see it "swanging".   8)
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2015, 11:01:07 AM »
Very nice! I like the finish on it
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Re: how to : beach inspired porch swing
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2015, 11:36:03 AM »
Love the color! that would look good hangin' in a huge live oak tree. Sippin'on sweet tea and a good read.
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