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post #1 of 10 Old 09-04-2009, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Building a glider

I am getting geared-up to build my first glider to set on my back porch. When the glider is complete i am not quite sure what the finished seat height should be. I don't have a set of plans to give me this info so any suggestions would be terrific.
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Garry,
If you are going to build a glider with a frame around it, use chain to hang the glider and you can adjust the height to whatever feels comfortable. If you are just hanging it from a porch ceiling, same thing. The other thing to do is just go visit a garden center or big box store where they sell them and take a tape measure with you.
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sounds good

Firehawk---Sounds like a good way to get the seat height. As far as hanging the swing to the bottom frame, i considered chains but then decided to use some type of arm to marry them together. I kinda do things as an idea hits me I have to go to my toy store today anyway (Home Depot) i'll take the tape measure with me. Thanks and have a great Day.
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My Father in Law made us a two seat

glider it's a table in the middle. I'll see if he can get me the dimensions Just one hint. DON"T pick yout 2X's with 9000 knot holes in each piece. I think he gets discount for the knot holes It in my storage building at my house at Kentucky Lake, One Christmas he made all the kids a swing and a frame. I have already tossed the swing.. He was up here and asked how I liked the swing. It was a good'un but I had replaced it. with the one there. It fell apart. Now I have pissed of my father-in-law.

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Where do you live? I have glider hardware that I never used.
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glider hardware

Streamwinner --- I live in North Ft. Myers, Florida. Do you have the full length arms or are they the pivot hindges? As i told Firehawk i do not have an actual set of plans for this glider, but i do have a good basic idea what i want it to look like when it is complete. The pivot hindges would work great because i don' want anymore metal visable on it than i have too. Thanks for the reply.
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Hi Garry

Set your seat height so that your feet just touch the floor or ground, so that you can propel yourself. As Firehawk pointed out, chain is a very good way to go.

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Just the bearings and bolts, so no visible metal. It's like shown here:

http://store.workshopsupply.com/cata...oducts_id=1274

If you want them, I can send them to you and you can send me whatever or nothing at all. I just want you to post a picture of the project when you're done.

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Hey Garry,

Sent you a reply in your private messages. You can view it in the "User CP" which is at the top of every page on this site. Then click "view messages" in the left-hand column.

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