|Project by Sandra||posted 09-07-2014 09:16 PM||1766 views||13 times favorited||34 comments|
A good friend of mine requested a pair of Adirondack rocking chairs for her wedding present.
The chairs are made of pine and painted at the request of the bride.
I used templates from two different chair patterns I had, but had to come up with a rocker template myself. I agonized over that part and worried about the physics of the rocker not wanting anyone to tip over backward. I tried several different shapes and then settled on what you see. In the end, I’m happy with the look, although I would prefer the rocker part to be a bit longer.
Picture #4 is a pattern cutting jig I made following the plans in my bandsaw book. It’s very simple, but worked like a charm.
Picture #5 shows the front legs, which I’m pretty sure are backward. Since the legs were cut short before the rockers were installed, it didn’t matter in the end. Other than my fellow LJs, I’m sure I’m the only one who will notice.
No big box store was involved in acquiring the pine.
Thanks for looking,
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.