|Project by tbone||posted 05-04-2015 02:57 AM||801 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
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.
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