Porch Glider (a.k.a Canadian Rocker) in Western Red Cedar

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We have this little shack on a lake north of us that we enjoy during the brief Summertime that New England offers us.   To give you an idea of how small, the insides are ~18.5' square, and our porch is ~ 5.5'x15',  Most of the time we're outdoors or on the porch.  So, this glider was designed (just under 4' long) to sit against the back side of the porch with some room to spare for a small end table.  I bought the plans on-line (https://wilkerdos.com/diy-glider-bench-outdoor/), for which the maker, April Wilkerson, used Western Red Cedar.  Since I had some leftover Western Red Cedar, I had a head start on some of the material.  I did need to buy more wood, as well as the glider hardware from Rockler, and a slew of lag bolts.  I followed her video, which differed slightly from the on-line plans, and I also made a few deviations, for instance, in omitting the built-in cup holders.  All in all, I was generally pleased with the outcome.  Unfortunately, I can't post a video of the glider in action, but suffice it to say that it works great!

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Looks great. I know we love our glider, and use it often, very relaxing. If it was located in a relaxing place you may have to get out of the glider, and go lay down to take a nap. :-)
that is beautiful alan , well done.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

FIne work there Alan, looks comfy!
Nice Alan and good timing as yesterday Mrs said we should move the swing and stand to the farm and I should build a glider for Sebastian.
Beautifully done!  Looks like a relaxing option for the porch.  Nice to be able to customize to your space and needs.
Nicely done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Well done, lots of pieces that work together.   Nice

Ron

Looks great Alan, just the thing for relaxing on the porch
Looks great! I hope you get many hours of enjoyment out of it.