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Title: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: Downstream on August 01, 2019, 09:37:14 PM
Knocked another project off the to do list.  Always wanted to make a live edge porch swing and finally built one last weekend.  I used some walnut slabs salvage from one of my early benches that looked good but was horribly uncomfortable.  This was done before I learned about ergonomically comfortable design specs.  I had some oak runners from a free pallet that I had taken apart for the decking boards.  I planed down the oak and then re-sawed it on band saw to make the supports.  dug chain and hardware out of one of my collecting totes so the total material cost was zero.  Turned out well and is very comfortable.  Now I can work on adding armrests and cup holders on next one.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/41739/20190728_193957.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1564709363)
 
Title: Re: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: Old Greenhorn on August 01, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
Man I like that, nicely done! but...... it's not on the porch. :D
Title: Re: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: Bruno of NH on August 02, 2019, 05:17:20 AM
Looks good
Title: Re: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: cbla on August 07, 2019, 06:44:04 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: thecfarm on August 07, 2019, 07:06:02 AM
I could use that under my tree too!!
Title: Re: Simple walnut/oak porch swing
Post by: jbjbuild on August 09, 2019, 06:56:12 AM
I like that design, I might have to make one like that. Good job using all reclaimed material!