A backyard classic that never went out of style, a glider swing is perfect for enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, rain or shine, day or night. Just like the one grandma had in her backyard, this do-it-yourself version is no exception. Complete with two bench seats, a wide shade canopy and a built-in table complete with cutouts for drinks, the project seats four adults comfortably and includes all the best features of classic outdoor glider swings.
Built from standard fir, plywood and galvanized pipe, the swing is easy enough for beginners with just a few basic tools. It calls for mostly straight cuts, and includes full-size patterns for the curves.
To build, simply trace the pieces onto wood (where necessary), cut everything out and assemble the frame and seat platform separately. Next, install the pipe that supports the seats and hang the seat platform. Finally, attach the canopy and table and apply finish of choice.
The completed glider measures about 8 feet long by 7 feet wide by 8 feet tall.
The Canopy Glider Swing plan, No. 818, is $9.95 and includes step-by-step directions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, construction diagrams, a complete shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.
A package of glider and swing plans, No. C119, is $25.95 and includes this project plus another glider and two hanging swings. Please include $4 for postage and handling on all orders and allow about two weeks for delivery.
To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o The Oklahoman, 821B S Tremont St., Oceanside, CA 92054. To order by credit card, call (800) 828-2453.
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