Prototype rocker

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-05-2016 03:57 AM 2748 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While this is not even close to a Maloof rocker, I have been wanting to build a rocker for display. My intention is to build a Maloof style rocker this fall. But I felt I needed more practice with the basics. Beetle Kill Pine. 48” tall. One thing I don’t like is that it sits too straight up and needs to lean back more. Also the seat needs to be lower. A few changes in contours, but overall I am reasonably pleased with the learning experience.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 04:09 AM

Absolutely love it. I really like the contour of the seat and the back and also the way you joined the legs to the rockers. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 05:05 AM

Monte! This is great. You’re expanding your horizons. You may already know this but this LJ has a webb site with and instruction booklet and videos.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 06:17 AM

Looks good Monte, I like it !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 06:32 AM

If this is prototype, I wonder how real chair will look!?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-05-2016 10:25 AM

Mighty fine Monte, image #4 the Bettle kill Pine makes the back slats look like they are Marble, vert pretty.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 07-05-2016 10:25 AM

This chair “ROCKS.” In just a short while, you will have mastered the design you want and it will be like everything else you make…....very very nice. Good job Monte.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 07-05-2016 11:58 AM

I believe you are on your way to a winner. Looks great in all respect. A little tweaking and we’ll be rock’in.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 07-05-2016 12:34 PM

Super nice Monte. I’d sure like to have some o your energy. Keep pumpin em out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 07-05-2016 12:54 PM

So you’re “branching out” eh?
Looks good Monte. I also like how yo contoured the backrest. So many rockers are built with just flat backrests, and to me that makes a rocker very uncomfortable.

Nice job as usual.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 07-05-2016 01:51 PM

I have watched all of bkap’s videos as well as several others. Regardless, I still like doing hands on to better understand the construction. Gotta try to put something different into the build.

Thanks for the comments folks.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 07-05-2016 01:55 PM

Great rocker, Monte! Looks a bit tall, which would be just fine for me. Looking forward to version 2. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 07-05-2016 02:10 PM

uummmmm …........ looks very comfy …...... like a good porch chair should be


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#13 posted 07-05-2016 02:43 PM

Great job, look fwd to next one as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 07-05-2016 03:13 PM

looks good ,sir

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 07-05-2016 03:20 PM

Nice expansion of your talents! When you get it perfected I’m betting it will be a best seller.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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