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    another stand

    Be gentle good folks, olddog's learning new tricks, first post with attachments. Aquired a used lawn swing frame, bad cushions and a little rust. Removed the swing and cut the top rail in half. Removed 2 rails from the swing assembly which were the same size as the top rail, 1"x2". Inserted a hardwood 1x2(3/4" x 1 1/2")x10' into the top rail. Then sandwiched the toprail with insert between the 2 rails removed from the swing. Drilled and bolted thru the 3 rails, 2 bolts at each lapped end and 1 on the center. Two nights hanging inside and no problems. I thought it would be the fall before I could hang again but this will work. A little paint and it will be complete. The best part, total cost $3.05 for 5 bolts plus the cost of a can of paint.
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    That's double dog dandy looking.
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    From the photos, it almost looks factory made. Great job!
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    You got yourself a very graceful design there! Looks light enough to move around pretty easily too. Please post more pictures after you paint it. Congrats on a good job, OldDog!
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    Elegant! I like!
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    Olddog did good, real good

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    Old dog taught us new dogs a new trick! (ok, I ain't so new)

    Very nice!
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    that's so awesome! I might have to start scouring yard sales for an old swing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debi Jaytee View Post
    that's so awesome! I might have to start scouring yard sales for an old swing
    My thoughts exactly! I just finished a massive landscaping job and that stand with the rust patina would look perfect on my new tuscan tumbled pavers.

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    Wow, very nice! Much better than my 2x4 PHS! Great job!

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