|Project by bowtie||posted 11-02-2014 02:21 PM||1246 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
As you can tell by my projects I have a fascination with rocking chairs. I have spent hours looking at pictures of rocking chairs and sitting in them trying them out. I have never built a rocker from a plan. As beautiful as they are the Maloof, Windsor, mission ect styles are not quite what I want.
I drew up some sketches that were appealing to me and I built a chair back with flexible slats and a sliding lumbar brace ( a later project to post ) and set it to fit my back.
I traced this curve to cardboard with 1” squares and using cut 2-d software created a toolpath and machined the sides with 1/4” x 1 1/4” mortises.
I was going to use red cedar slats for flexibility but I was overtaken by the beauty of the cherry and made new slats from cherry.
The joinery is tenons, standard dowels, and miller x dowels.
I am happy with how comfortable this chair is and find it’s profile quite pleasing but of course already have some changes in mind.
The finish is Minwax water based Helmsman .
Thanks for looking and comments, questions or critiques are welcome
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....