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Project by William Bentley Jr posted 1510 days ago 2499 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the finished product of the set I have been posting. Stack of wood, some stain and 4 hours later a glider rocker. Not that easy but looks great and the customer loved it. Set is a chair, ottoman, small side table, and the first ever glider rocker to come from The Wood Shop. All pieces were finished with Cabot’s Australian Timber Oil in Mahogany Flame.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356





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MShort

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#1 posted 1510 days ago

Beautiful Gliders. Those look very comfy !!!! I really like your stain color choice. What kind of wood did you use for them?

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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William Bentley Jr

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#2 posted 1510 days ago

Hey short that kiln dried white pine That I go thru to find the best looking and the least amount of knots. Thanks for the comment and I’m sure you will see plenty more from me.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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cranesgonewild

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#3 posted 1510 days ago

Good job. I like the finish. I didn’t think you could get pine to look so good. I’ve always wanted to make one of these.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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William Bentley Jr

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#4 posted 1510 days ago

Honestly it was a lot easier than I thought. As far as the finish, it is Cabots Australian Timber Oil in Mahogany Flame, the stain actually did all the work but a good lambs wool applicator helps.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1510 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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William Bentley Jr

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#6 posted 1510 days ago

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Paul

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#7 posted 1510 days ago

Nice rocker.
how about some close ups on the rocking set-up

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William Bentley Jr

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cranesgonewild

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#9 posted 1510 days ago

Cool. More pictures. That’s what I wanted to see.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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William Bentley Jr

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#10 posted 1510 days ago

If you guys go visit my website, click on photos and look at the Liebraman project you will see like 25 pics of the rocker, any questions feel free to ask be more than happy to share.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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davidroberts

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#11 posted 1510 days ago

Hey William, well done. Is the glider you plan. It looks pretty straight forward, but it never is ;) It looks like the glider is a separate component and you mounted the chair to it. Are the metal hangers special made or did you use a kit. Please say you used a kit! If so, where do you buy them? Thanks, you make some quality adirondacks.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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William Bentley Jr

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#12 posted 1510 days ago

Hey dave, hows it been going? To anwser some of your questions: 1. It is just my standard chair, 2. I made a sub-frame to sit up under the chair for the rockers to mount to, 3. on the rocker arms the end fastened to the chair is 1.5 inches off center from the top bearing, 4. very simply put yes the glider arms are a metal arm with a bearing in each end and a span of 8.5 inches center of bearings. Finally I got these from lee valley @ www.leevalley.com for a small price of 12 bucks a set, which is the cheapest I found!!! Hope this helps.

-- William, http://customwoodshop.webs.com , http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bentleys-Woodworking/217746434941356

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DAWG

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#13 posted 1510 days ago

Hey William, thanks for all the info and your chairs look great; I really like the glider it’s a great idea.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 1510 days ago

Great looking chairs! Nice finish work as well.

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

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Grant Libramento

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#15 posted 1509 days ago

Beautiful job. Should become the new standard for Adirondack chairs.
Since the base is narrower than the chair, I was wondering how stable it is sideways. For example, if someone were to sit on an arm, is it tippy?

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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