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HOW I MADE AN BENCH GLIDER
The following are pictures I have taken as I built a Bench Glider.
Here's a pic of the bench clamped-up and drying before the seat slats are attached.
Here's another pic of the bench clamped-up and drying before the seat slats are attached.
Here's a shot of the bench slat installation.
Here's another pic of the bench slats being attached.
Shot of the front of the bench, finished and waiting for the glider base. I had to set it on my portable saw horses because I needed it to overhang the sides so I could attach the glider sides and hangers.
Shot of the back of the bench, completed and waiting for the glider base.
Besides making some of the mortise and tenons with my dedicated mortiser, tenoning jig and table saw - I've incorporated making some of the joints using the new Beadlock Jig System. I will tell you, every woodworker who doesn't have or can't afford a mortiser or tenoning jig THIS is the system to invest in. Mortise and Tenon joinery is a snap with this system.
This is one side of the glider base in the clamps waiting for the Titebond III Glue to dry, great glue for outdoor projects.
This is one side of the glider base with the glider arms attached.
I cut out the glider arms and rounded over the corners on my oscillating sanding station.
I drilled countersink 7/8" holes and then 1/2" through holes in each end of the glider arms using my drill press and forstner bits
These are small spacers that are glued to the legs of the bench to ensure proper spacing for the glider arms once they are connected to the bench and base sides.
These are the Pivot Hinges I used to connect the glider arms to the base and bench, creating the glide motion..
The finished product - I modified the plans I have to make this Bench Glider larger than most. It is almost 80" wide and seats 3.