Child's rocker for grandson #1

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Project by tbone posted 05-04-2015 02:57 AM 733 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the recent birth of my first grandchild, I naturally thought that he needed a rocking chair similar to the one I made for his mom and dad. It’s loosely based on the Stickley Child’s Rocker design, except I had no plans to go from. Online searches revealed some basic overall dimensions, but I was on my own for the finished size.
Obviously, the first photo is there for a perspective of the size. The wood is quarter sawn white oak, fumed with ammonia for 48 hours, and then built up with tung oil and finally with Arm-R-Seal wipe on poly.
I wanted a standard ‘Stickley style” green or brown leather cushion, but my daughter suggested something more fun.
So my hope is he will enjoy it for a little while, then share it with some siblings—maybe—and then let HIS kid enjoy it some day in the future.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#1 posted 05-04-2015 07:09 AM

Nice rocker, tbone! The cow hide seat is fun! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 05-04-2015 03:47 PM

That is the cutest thing ever. Fumed QSWO no less! This grandson is going to be spoiled, I love it.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 05-04-2015 05:22 PM

TBone, nice work. The chair has all the Stickly features. There is a source for Stickley designs from the Craftsman magazine circa 1910 or so. Here is the first of three volumes. I mad a set of chairs for my grand daughter from these ebooks.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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