Sunday, November 14, 2010


My dad brought us our early Christmas gift. This is a handmade swing made by him. It took over 100 hours to construct. We've already enjoyed swinging on it and as the weather gets nicer, we'll be out there every day. Thanks, Dad!  Now you can take it easy for awhile.
                                                  He used a router to make each groove. Excellent work, Dad!
                        Dad made his own template and designs and checked each measurement before cutting.
                                                                 Dad lines up the boards.
                                                      Giving it a final inspection.
                                      Helena, Melanie (my wife), and Leona try out the swing!


  1. Wow, what a great gift! Your dad did a fabulous job on that and I know it will be used often!

  2. Nice work!!! May you enjoy many hours sitting there taking in the garden night and day:)

  3. You are so lucky. I am envious of your swing and your great Dad as well. Take the swing inside for the bad weather, perhaps?

  4. David....I have the remainder of the material,(for the swing set) (Ondura Corrugated Asphalt Roofing), the trim that goes around the top, under the ondura, and to top it off I have purchased a 2x4' Flag Set to attach to the frame.
    By the way, have you ever heard of the blossoms of the cut-leaf BANKSIA which resemble giant bottle brushes (from SW Australia's wild gardens? Dad

  5. Sounds great, Dad! I'll take some updated pictures when we add the rest.
    Cut-leaf Banksia? Nope, I haven't heard of it, but it sounds nice. The red bottle brush shrub grows here and it's from Australia. Grandma had one that she admired greatly. Beautiful flowers.
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston


I always appreciate your comments & questions! Happy Gardening from David/ Tropical Texana

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