This Is Without a Doubt the Coolest Porch Swing Ever
With it being the summertime and the weather outside being gorgeous, we want to be spending as much time out there as possible. Especially with August almost being over, there is no reason to not be spending some time in the great outdoors. And what better place to spend those nice evenings and days enjoying the beautiful weather than on your very own patio swing.
If you don’t have one, any large home decor should have quite a bit of them. But instead of buying one, this man had the idea to make his own. But this summer furniture staple wouldn’t be made in a traditional way, in fact, I bet you’ve never seen one like it before in your entire life. Instead of using regular items for his DIY creation, he decided to take to the slopes for his inspiration.
From living in Colorado (where skiing is almost second nature), there are cheap and old skis to be bought everywhere. After some browsing different areas and finding some good deals, this man had amassed a quality collection of old skis. He decided that he would transform these old skis into the porch swing of his dreams.
The first job he was taxed with doing was cleaning up the old skis and removing the bindings. Once they were clean, he began to cut them up into the correct frame for the swing. After getting the base all sorted out and the frame complete, he went on to the bigger pieces of the ski to create the back of his new swing.
Seeing that he only had a finite set of skis around and any error in cutting or fitting could possibly cost him more money, he made sure to measure a few times before cutting. After everything was cut, it began to take form and he could see his vision coming to life.
But before anyone could sit on these things or rest their back on them, there was more work to be done. He needed to sand down the metal edges of the skis and apply some gloss to the metal to keep it from rusting over time and thus ruining the swing.
Once the frame was stained and drilled and the skis were properly measured and sanded, he was ready to construct his new swing. After screwing everything together and adding a mechanism so the chair could swing, his masterpiece was complete.
The finished product is absolutely stunning. Even if you don’t like skiing or this type of decor isn’t your cup of tea, you have to respect the ingenuity and creativity of this man. To somehow make the link from old skis to new porch swing is a leap that takes a very creative mind to make.
This creation (and others like it) show that the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity. Anything can become anything if you put your mind to it and put in a bit of time and hard work.