Rocking Chair

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Project by chewbuddy13 posted 1516 days ago 2390 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first attempt at a rocking chair. I purchased Scott Morrisons Simple Rocking Chair video and templates and I would say that it is a faithful reproduction. The chair is made of Cherry that I got from a local urban log recycler. I probably put about 100 hours into this, including all the time to make the templates and forms. I am starting on 2 new chairs and should be able to knock them out in about 50 hours. This was a gift for my sister’s college graduation, there is one pic of the rough lumber that I started with, the others are the finished product. It was finished with one coat of Seal-A-Cell and 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal.

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#1 posted 1516 days ago

nice first attempt. now you have the contruction down are you going to sculp it more? you know soften the lines.

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#2 posted 1516 days ago

Wow man this is an awesome Maloof Rocker. Got that Cherry from LumberLogs?

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#3 posted 1516 days ago

Looks Great

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#4 posted 1516 days ago

Very nice work.

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#5 posted 1516 days ago

Very nice chair.

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#7 posted 1516 days ago

That is a very nice gift. I hope she appreciates it. It looks like it will last her a lifetime. Clearly, a Maloof inspired design, but original enough to be inspired only not a knock off. Very nice indeed.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#8 posted 1516 days ago

Thanks for the praise.
Skeeter: I was thinking of doing some more sculpting on it this next time, and maybe only having 3 wider back splats instead of 6.
Spaids: Yes the cherry is from lumber logs, I try to get as much wood from them as I can. In fact I just was there last weekend and got some Ambrosia Maple for the next rocker. That place is awsomeness, I got one board that was 2” x 16” x 11’, that’s about 30 bdft in one board.

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#9 posted 1516 days ago

That is sure a nice looking rocker.
Your sister while spend some quality time in that!
Can’t wait to see the one from the Ambrosia maple.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#10 posted 1516 days ago

Beautiful work. How does it feel to sit in?

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#11 posted 1516 days ago

Great Lookin Rocker

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#12 posted 1516 days ago

Awesome rocker.

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#13 posted 1516 days ago

It rocks, way cool rocker

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#14 posted 1515 days ago

great rocker, I like it desing

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#15 posted 1515 days ago

Just love those rockers!!! nice job

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