Sofa Armrest Transformed Into a Swing Seat

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$50
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I have found an old wooden sofa that someone threw away.

its armrest had a nice shape so I've removed it from the sofa and took it.

I was wondering what I can make from it….

Because of its special curved shape, I've decided to create a swing seat.


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The first thing I did was sanding the wood, and then I've painted it several times to protect it using wood varnish.

Can't find a picture of the original furniture I dismantled the Armrest from.

but This Mid Century Modern Furniture Quite similar...

After Sanding

To hang the swing properly I've made Adapters.

I've found hollow metal tubes that fit the extent of the wood's inner diameter.

I've cut three-quarters of an iron link chain and weld it to the hollow tubes.

On the other side of the tubes I've drilled two holes for screws so it'll be strongly attached.

After drilling

The other adapters were used for hanging the swing on the wooden beam.

To do that I've used two square iron 4 mm thick, I've drilled four holes on the corners

And I've welded the iron chain to the middle of the plates.

In addition I've cut two ropes to 1.5 meter.

The last thing I did was painting the adapters with a protective blue color.

Rope attach to the adapter

Here you see the swing hanging from the wooden beam of the tree house I built.

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 24, 2021

    How does the narrow shape feel on an adult body?

    Have you had any kids try the swing yet?

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