|Project by breadly||posted 05-28-2014 12:26 AM||1908 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My first-born son was due on 5/22/14. So in Sept of ‘13, when i first learned we were expecting, i started this rocking chair project with hopes that i would finish before he was born. Luck being what it is, the baby came almost 2 weeks early (on 5/11) and so the chair wasn’t finished until he was almost 2 weeks old.
All that being said, the boy was born on mother’s day so this chair got to do double duty – it was a first birthday present for the boy and a first mother’s day present for mama!
Lumber was old milled Walnut and Myrtle bought from a retired sawyer in the Russian River Valley. Finished in Watco Danish Oil. Plans and templates were from Hal Taylor.
It’s got its warts. There are some errors and there are some flaws in the wood that I was forced to leave in due to limitations of available stock, but overall I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
BONUS: i finished my workbench in order to complete this project, you can catch a glimpse of it under the chair. May post as a separate project, but it’s a bit used looking after the chair went over it…