|Project by SuperDave02||posted 01-03-2010 05:43 PM||3549 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I have been wanting to build a rocking chair for several years, I finally got to it, after a little confidence building from building some chairs.
This is the first sculpted seat I have tried. I bought a couple of old adze and an inshave off ebay, which really made it easy, plus the seat is cypress so it was easy to work.
The plan was to use trees that already had a natural bend in them, to make the arm rests and the rockers. It was almost impossible to match up two rockers that are 40” long. I did match up two pretty decent armrests, but the wood was green, the tenons would have shrunk after I made them. So I took an old dry log and cut out two armrests.
I glued 3 pieces of 3/4 pine together then cut out the rockers. I used a 42 1/2” radius which is just perfect for my height, or maybe more accurately for my leg length. Here is the web site adress that helped me to find the right radius. = “http://www.rockingchairs.net/Pages/RockerRadiusExplanation.htm”
-- David South FLorida http://rockingrrustics.blogspot.com/