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Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #1: The Backstory plus Gluing Up Backslats

593 days ago by Lee Barker | 1 comment »

He promised his grandchildren, now young adults, a rocking chair. This was to be a delightful part of his retirement. He built three, all from the same plan and then, sadly, he died. His widow commissioned me to build the fourth. She still had all the templates and plans and the build narrative, plus more of the same hard rock maple he had used before. I opted to cut and mill two sets of parts, looking to build another in the near future, plus allowing me a little comfortable fallbac...

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Legacy Project: The Dundas Rocking Chair #2: Pile o' Parts Plus a comparison of the Dundas to the Maloof

593 days ago by Lee Barker | 0 comments »

With my limited experience in the world of rocking chairs, I’m inclined at this point to divide them into two groups: Armed and no arms. Of those two, the first group has two subgroups: Arm integral with the front leg, and Not. The Windsor Rocker is a fine example of the arm and leg not being integral. The most elegant of the other subgroup is the Maloof chair. Much has been written here and elsewhere about this iconic design. Let me just add that, having built one, I c...

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