I have an old glider that we really enjoy. The seat and back slats need
replacement-I don't know what kind of wood was used originally.
This thing sets out all year in NJ (covered over the Winter) and I'm curious
if anyone could recommend something other than cedar or redwood that might
last 6-8 years.
Tom in Howell, NJ
On Mon, 14 May 2007 12:47:29 -0400, "Leonard Shapiro"
The porch swing at my mother's house was there when my mom and dad
bought the house in 1976. It is open to the weather year round,
although somewhat protected by the deck over the carport that the
swing is on. It is white oak and gets sanded and a few coats of spar
varnish every 8 to 10 years ;-) Seriously, my dad died in 1995 and I
refinished the swing 2 summers ago for the firsat time after he died.
My mom seems to remember him refinishing it a year or two before he
died and a couple of times in the prior 20 years. The slats are
probably 3/8ths thick and show NO sign of rot. I expect to go through
a couple more sets of hanging chains over the next 20 years, but not
to have to replace the swing unless a fat ass like mine is sitting in
it when a chain breaks ;-).
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