Auction find Rocker

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Project by Woodn88s posted 02-14-2010 02:35 PM 1603 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought this rocker for 3 bucks at an auction. It was pretty bad but I saw that the back was a burl and figured I’d fix it up. The rest of the rocker is soft maple.
I took it apart and cleaned up the joints and reglued them. I sanded it and replaced the cane and then sprayed it with precat.
I love finding this stuff that’s headed for the dumpster and giving it new life.
Problem is I have a fine collection of old chairs and 4 more rockers in various states of neglect that I have trash picked but haven’t fixed yet… day?

-- I want to know Gods are details "A. Einstein"

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 03:01 PM

Beautiful caned Rocker. You rule.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 03:11 PM

Very nice save.

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 04:23 PM

Good buy, great restore. I won’t tell my wife about this stuff, because then she will start going to garage sales looking for things for me to fix up…......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 05:20 PM

Great save! A three dollar work of art!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 06:38 PM

Good redo

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 02-15-2010 05:43 AM

Nice recycle. Turned out very pretty.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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