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Old 09-06-11   #1 (permalink)
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Get swinging!

I've not tried much swinging lately but used to do a lot when I was younger!

For a couple of years I've wanted to make a swing seat for summer. This is the Mk 1 bodged together. I just wanted to see how it would work.

The Mk 2 I'll use some bigger wider timber, chains, springs and it'll sort of look like this in a frame Bespoke Curved Oak Garden Swing Seats UK which if it looks very similar I haven't copied it at all it'll just be coincidence!

Anyone else made a swing seat out there? Is there a good place to buy ready made cushions for one? (cream if possible)
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Re: Get swinging!

looks nice, what weight I wonder?
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Re: Get swinging!

You're going to forever be snagging your tights on the edge of that

I like that. It's way better that the bit of old flooring board we had as kids.
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Re: Get swinging!

This is just a rough 'un! I just wanted to see how it could be fixed.

The next one will be posh with no tights snagging!
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Re: Get swinging!

I just clicked on this thinking I was somewhere else!

Looks good Rob, I can see an oak one of them coming to my house soon!
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Re: Get swinging!

How much would you take for one?
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That's really cool Rob
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Re: Get swinging!

Could you put a holder for the Pimms on the end somewhere?


Very nice idea Rob




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looks awesome man!
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Well done Rob. Looks nice!
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