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Art Deco Modern Times Country Comfort Boca

 

Art Deco Swing

Black Walnut & Cherry Hardwood

If I create from the heart nearly everything works;
If from the head, almost nothing. Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

I have a Modern and a French Country  Swing. I felt the urge to design something new and very different. Art Deco kept entering my mind so I Goggled "art deco furniture" to search for inspiration. I look for shapes that are soft and round as opposed to sharp and angular. Anyway, I spent a week looking at the computer screen until my eyes and mind were fried. I could not find any inspiration. I decided to put it aside until another time and moved on.

About a month later a woodworking magazine arrived with plans for an Art Deco desk clock. It leaped off the page and immediately I knew this was my Swing.

First, I visualize what it is going to look like. Once I have a clear picture in my mind I made a scaled drawing and begin work.

Work starts by selecting the wood. I'm known for going through every board the lumber company has just to find  the right wood for my new Swing. The first time I build a new design it is always challenging. I start making patterns from the scaled drawling. Then it's on to building the Swing. 

"The process of creating as well as the pleasure my
work brings others is especially satisfying." Tom McGrady

 

The back of the Swing consists of three parts. The center is Black Walnut and the wings are Cherry.

The back is attached to the frame with screws and glue and supported by two braces on the rear side of the Swings back.

Evolution of the Arms

I choose beautiful grain patterns for the arms. First image, the two arms are rough cut to size and the arm template. Next you see the arms shaped, drilled and ready for assembly. Pencil markings indicate exact placement of the screw holes. And finally, the finished arm.

 

Seat has a nice contour to provide optimum comfort.

Attaching name plate to Porch Swing.

Swing is complete and ready for seven coats of Marine Varnish.

To reserve an Art Deco Swing please call 702-838-3015

 

"Art Deco" 

Swing $4550
Settee (W/legs) $4750

Walnut and Cherry Hardwood construction.

Finished with seven coats of Marine Varnish for a warm rich patina and ultimate protection from the elements.

Protective covers are provided with every Swing.

Construction time: Five weeks

 

Art Deco Modern Times Country Comfort Boca

Studio visitors are welcome by appointment.
Please phone 702-838-3015

 
Perfect for

Lanai

Terrace

Patio/Porch

Backyard Garden

Hi-Rise Balconies

 
Choose from

Cherry

White Oak

Black Walnut

Poplar

702-838-3015

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