|Project by woodsmithshop||posted 07-28-2009 06:28 PM||2296 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
this project was taken from plans in the May 2008 issue of Wood magazine, I made a few modifications of my own the main one being that I used 5/8” Shaker Tape for the seat, instead of wood, it makes it more comfortable I turned 1” spindles for the seat stretchers, to accommidate the Shaker Tape, I did make the narrow rockers for this chair, the other rocker I made has the wider rockers on it, and I have found that they rock better on carpet than the narrow rockers, so if I make any more I think I will laminate and bend the rockers, also I think the bent lamination provides a stronger rocker. they may not be historically correct, but, I go more for comfort anyway. it takes about 75 yards of 5/8 Shaker Tape for a chair this size, the seat is about 19” X 17”, it would take around 36 yards if using 1” tape. this is only the second rocking chair I have made, but most likely not the last. this one was made from Red Oak, I used Zar Brazilian Cherry stain, and Titebond III, the only metal in it, is the staples to hold the start of the Shaker Tape. I have enough mistakes in this that I will have to keep it for myself.
now two of my grandaugthers are fighting over it.
any comments good or bad will be appreciate it.