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Nanny Rocker at the Ninth Annual Texas Furniture Makers held at Kerrville,Texas. Chair was built usingblack walnut. Design was influenced by Scott Morrison.
Jan 16, 2009
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#1 posted 01-16-2009 03:55 PM
Very well designed and executed. I have never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.
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#2 posted 01-16-2009 05:02 PM
Flat out beautiful design and execution!
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#3 posted 01-16-2009 05:03 PM
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#4 posted 01-16-2009 05:29 PM
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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#5 posted 01-16-2009 05:51 PM
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 01-16-2009 06:30 PM
Very nice rocker.
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#7 posted 01-16-2009 06:57 PM
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.
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#8 posted 01-16-2009 11:53 PM
this is a great chair. Maloof has a similar one in his book. Nice work!
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#9 posted 01-17-2009 01:03 AM
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.
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#10 posted 01-17-2009 04:06 AM
Great looking chair. Congratulations.
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#11 posted 01-18-2009 04:46 AM
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 spindlesaround the cradle probably act as a truss to strengthen the seat. Scott Morrison builds a similar cradlerocker. 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.
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#12 posted 01-25-2009 04:26 PM
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#13 posted 09-14-2009 01:30 AM
I actually saw this in Kerrville Very nice job.
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#14 posted 09-14-2009 02:51 AM
Wonderful work great chair.
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#15 posted 10-25-2009 03:49 AM
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.
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