Simple Rocker (Scott Morrison Design)

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Project by John Everett posted 09-01-2010 08:34 PM 4456 views 18 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a little one on the way, so we needed a rocker. This is my first attempt at building anything of this nature, so I started with Scott Morrison’s simple rocker design templates and DVD. The chair is made from 8/4 walnut bent lamination rockers and back splats. I used the Sam Maloof oil/poly finish. I’m very pleased with the way it came out. Using the DVD and templates made it a cinch to make. My hat is off to Scott for developing a product that would allow someone of my limited woodworking experience to produce such a beautiful piece of furniture. I’m looking forward to a more challenging rocker design in the future.

-- "Well done is better than well said."

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 08:56 PM

Looks great. How long did it end up taking you? I was thinking of making one.

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 09:24 PM

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL in it’s simplicty. I love it- and hope you spend many enjoyable hours rocking that baby!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 09:34 PM

Simple and usefull how much could you ask for.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 09:47 PM

Great job…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 10:05 PM

Well crafted piece… that’s a very beautiful rocker made from beautiful wood.

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#6 posted 09-01-2010 10:35 PM

Very nice work, I made on myself about 3 months ago, it really is easy with the directions that Scott provides. I like the look of the Walnut, it looks great.

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 11:17 PM


-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 11:35 PM

Beautiful chair.

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 12:14 AM

A wonderful and beautiful chair that looks so inviting to sit and rock. Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 09-02-2010 02:20 AM

A great looking chair John, something to use and cherish for a lifetime

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#11 posted 09-02-2010 06:12 AM

Great looking chair, I’ve made a couple of those chairs myself.

-- Joel Savard, Acton, Ontario, Canada -

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John Everett

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#12 posted 09-02-2010 06:27 AM

Thanks all for the kind words.

Tom, it took appx. 50 hours including cutting all the templates and making the jigs. Being further down the learning curve and having the templates and jigs made will make the next one go much faster.

-- "Well done is better than well said."

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Bob Downing

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#13 posted 09-02-2010 08:03 AM

Great job! Thanks for posting, John. Just went to Scott Morrison web site. Definitely going to give this a try.

-- BobD Chandler, AZ

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#14 posted 09-02-2010 12:16 PM

Awesome job, John. I can see you spending many “wee” hours sitting in that one!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#15 posted 09-02-2010 01:07 PM

I love this rocker..rustic & simple lines..looks comfy to “sit a spell” and listen to the wind & watch the birds fly by. Great job.

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