I’ve just about have my cabinet project done and since I have no interest in watching a finish coat dry I’m going to start getting all my things together to do my first rocking chair. I’ve looked a long time trying to find a chair that I thought I could do and that would still be a bit of a challenge. A Maloof chair seemed like too much to start with – those joints are amazing. Since I have no room for a rocking chair in my house – I thought I would use this as my project for next years services auction at church. Not saying it will take me a year – but I am a bit slow.
Anyway – this is the chair that I picked to do.
It’s found in the May 2008 Wood magazine.
I had thought about making it out of Ipe (that’s pronounced E – Pay) so that it could be an outdoor chair. But with my lifting limitations and the fact the Ipe is so heavy – I’ve opted to use cherry instead. I am considering putting in some walnut accents in the chair back.
I’m going to try to blog each step because if I do a blog it really slows me down and makes me think each step through. So bear with me – or just don’t read my blog!!!
I’m quite sure I’ll be having questions along the way – so thanks in advance for any help you may give.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine