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Large Modern Porch Swing + Ghetto Stand

September 10, 2012 |
posted by mrhelton
About This Project

Made the swing then just kinda came up with my own frame.

Estimated Cost: 
$110
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Pressure Treated. Would use something nicer if I wasn't painting it.
Finish Used: 
Just some semi gloss outdoor paint. Going to paint the frame in a few minutes.
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Comfortable?

I have been considering making this bench for a friend but I wonder how comfortable it is...is it comfortable? Does it require a cushion? Is the back high enough to be comfortable leaning back in it for long periods? Also - how long did you wait to paint your pressure treated wood? I just recently learned you have to allow pressure treated wood dry out before painting...no one seems to tell you how long you have to wait though. Thanks for any help/opinions you share.


posted by mikejillnelson | on Tue, 2012-09-11 07:04
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Needs Tweaking

Honestly, it's not very comfortable. I think the seat part is a little too long, and the back is a little too short. We're going to put a beefy cushion on the back, and I think that's going to help because it will push us forward a little bit. It's not bad to sit in, but I definitely think it could be tweaked.

I let the wood dry out for 4 days (but I cut and assembled it the day I bought the wood). I'm not sure if that was long enough of not, but I was getting impatient, and, like you, couldn't find any real answers on drying time. It wasn't really that wet to begin, though. Hope that helps!

posted by mrhelton | on Wed, 2012-09-12 21:38
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I have to laugh

I thought my kids and I were the only ones who used "ghetto" as a way to describe things... but I have to say that your frame looks great, it serves its purpose so I have to respectfully disagree with you, it doesn't look anything like "ghetto" :-)

http://www.simply-designed.us/blog

posted by tracysmith | on Thu, 2012-09-13 02:04
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:D

Well thank you! I put the first coat of white paint on the frame today and it looks much nicer now!

posted by mrhelton | on Thu, 2012-09-13 17:31

Hey, can you post the

Hey, can you post the dimensions of your frame? its exactly what I'm looking for. Do you have it screwed down to the deck? will it tip over?

posted by Joe (not verified) | on Tue, 2013-01-22 13:02

Hey, can you post the

Hey, can you post the dimensions of your frame? its exactly what I'm looking for. Do you have it screwed down to the deck? will it tip over?

posted by Joe (not verified) | on Tue, 2013-01-22 14:27

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