We all love this rocker and so I though I’d have a go at one.
My wife and I have a house with a nice size porch and so we went out and bought these cute to be assembled rocking chairs to sit on out there. They are the most uncomfortable chairs I have ever sat on in my life. After 15 minutes in them I have to get up and move around to get the blood moving again. They look nice from the street and accent the front of the house but that’s about it. With the shop calendar clear, I have decided now is the time for me to try and make one. I had posted in here for advise on who’s tutorial of the Maloof to use and I received many good responses and they mostly directed me to three different ones. I though that I would order order a video from all three and then after seeing the videos decide who’s take on this chair I would build.
Just by chance and for no other reasoning, I ordered Charles Brock’s first. I have watched the video two times completely and read his directional book which is part of the package. After seeing the video I see that there are many tools that I will need to buy to get though this chair. I spent a few hundred dollars on tools and so have decided to build this chair before purchasing any other video. This video is good and the book is nicely done as well. This is not to say that I won’t build someone else’s chair next but right now I’m eager to get started. I will say that I like very much what Hal Taylor has done with the back of the chair, making it flexible. His chair might be the next one.
My woodworking experience is minimal at best. If you check out my projects you will see that I have not been working with wood for years. With three kids and a small business I have to make ( and sometimes sneak) time to work in the garage. This project will take a while.
Here we go….........!
I went to the lumber yard and purchased walnut.
I paid about 8 dollars a B/F. I don’t know the market so I am not sure if I paid good or not.
after jointing and plaining I finished just shy of 1 and 15/16. The directions suggest not being less than 1 13/16 so I’m good there.
I still have to finish cut the length. The seat can be a straight panel seat or a few angle cuts on the boards and the seat is coopered. Either way, the seat will have to be grinded to the liking. I”m going to cooper at the recommended 3 deg. I will be using biscuits to reinforce the seat.