My First Rocking Chair

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Project by Joanne posted 01-12-2010 03:17 AM 1687 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for our youngest daughter using wood (white oak) cut from our property. I used my Carvewright to carve our daughters and her 4 sons names in the chair. I apologize for the quality of the pictures but I was in a hurry to get it to her for Christmas and never got the chance to take anymore. The plans were from Wood magazine and I have to say I learned alot on this project and Thank God for sandpaper!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#1 posted 01-12-2010 03:54 AM

Very impressive. I can’t believe this was your first!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-12-2010 04:34 AM


-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 01-12-2010 05:34 AM

Everyone (including me) wants to make a really nice rocking chair. I have not yet but you have. Congratulations! It looks like a really great job.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 03:59 AM

I like it a lot, how did it rock?? I always think I will change something on my next one,Do you?? I found that for me,moving the arms up a little and tilting them down in the front to the front legs was much more comfy. My wife wanted one with the arms really lifted so she could rock the grandbabies without a pillow under her arm. rockers are addictive, (making them and sitting in them) very nice work. dp

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 04:43 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.
Duane, as I was making this one I was thinking of ways to improve the next one. I agree with you about moving the arms up and tilting them down to the front and will definitely do that on the next one. THis one was a real learning experience for me and I am so glad I stuck with it and finished it.

-- Joanne, New York,

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 06:17 AM

Well done , looking forward to the next one .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? .

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 06:46 AM

I really like the rocking chair. I have a child’s rocking chair plan that I’ve built several of, but I especially like the delicacy of your design. Well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 05-03-2010 07:46 PM

nice rocking chair looks great !!!

-- Kevin, Virginia

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