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Project by gerrymorrell posted 2043 days ago 3608 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nanny Rocker at the Ninth Annual Texas Furniture Makers held at Kerrville,Texas. Chair was built using
black walnut. Design was influenced by Scott Morrison.





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trifern

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#1 posted 2043 days ago

Very well designed and executed. I have never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 2043 days ago

Flat out beautiful design and execution!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#3 posted 2043 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful!

-- Bill, Florida

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#4 posted 2043 days ago

beautiful rocker!

I’m curious about how the seat was made (glue-up, solid piece, which direction does the grain run?) It seems like it would have a tendency to be weak in the center if “nanny” was on the chubby side.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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EricW

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#5 posted 2043 days ago

im confused.. how do you sit it that? it looks really nice.
is it for two people? or you decided which direction youd like to sit? is it comfortable?

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#6 posted 2043 days ago

Very nice rocker.

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#7 posted 2043 days ago

I really like the idea here. Only problem I see is that for people like me it wouldn’t work. Both of my kids had a sixth sense about when they weren’t actually being held. So in our house that extra wing would have served only as a drink holder and magazine rack.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#8 posted 2043 days ago

this is a great chair. Maloof has a similar one in his book. Nice work!

-- making sawdust....

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Zipsss

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#9 posted 2043 days ago

Gerrry, glad to meet you in this site. The Yahoo site is good, but in this one there is a trove of material to learn from. Great chair.

-- Zipsss

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Karson

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#10 posted 2043 days ago

Great looking chair. Congratulations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gerrymorrell

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#11 posted 2042 days ago

Charlie, the seat and cradle area uses 9 boards glued together. The chair seems to hold up really well to
plump nannies. It has had people over 300 pounds sit in it without coming apart. The cradle rail and 21 spindles
around the cradle probably act as a truss to strengthen the seat. Scott Morrison builds a similar cradle
rocker. He placed a lot more weight than 300 pounds in his chair and it stayed together.
Maloof has built several double rockers and settees that are about the same leg spacing as my chair.

Gerry

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mranum

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#12 posted 2034 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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Smiley

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#13 posted 1803 days ago

I actually saw this in Kerrville Very nice job.

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!

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#14 posted 1803 days ago

Wonderful work great chair.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 1762 days ago

This is a great piece and you have done a nice job on it.

I know Scott Morrison from the furniture shows and he lives not far from where I do.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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