Lowes 2X4 Rocking Chair

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Project by Hal Taylor posted 05-03-2018 11:13 PM 1503 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rocking chair I made recently from 2X4s, off the rack from Lowes. I had been thinking about doing this for years and finally one day decided it was now or never. It was a challenge. The wood had to be reinforced and it was not sufficiently dry for furniture so it all had to go in the kiln for a spell. It is a beautiful rocking chair I believe!

-- Hal, VA,

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#1 posted 05-04-2018 01:16 AM

Nice variation on a theme!

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#2 posted 05-04-2018 01:30 AM

Mind blowing how you extracted such a thing of beauty from common 2×4s.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 05-04-2018 04:30 AM

I’ll never look at a 2×4 the same way again. Unbelievable. How many did you have to sort through to get that nice grain?


Thanks for sharing Hal.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 05-04-2018 01:03 PM

Beauty in all woods when a master craftsman goes to work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 05-04-2018 01:53 PM

Fantastic use of simple 2×4s. Beautifully done.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 05-04-2018 02:55 PM

Proof positive that it’s the hand of the crafter that makes all the difference. Beautiful work!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#7 posted 05-04-2018 07:52 PM

Agreed. It’s beautiful. Vision, belief and work will turn nothing into something.

-- -Todd

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#8 posted 05-04-2018 10:13 PM

Thanks guys! I don’t come on Lumberjocks very often. Is it possible to respond directly to a comment? I can’t figure it out.



-- Hal, VA,

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#9 posted 05-04-2018 11:56 PM

Now you’re just showing off!
Feel free to continue doing so.


-- Gary, Florida

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#10 posted 05-05-2018 02:09 PM


-- John D, OP, KS

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#11 posted 05-05-2018 11:52 PM

Very creative. from Hals Wood Shop. well designed. I must be just another in the list of compliments.

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#12 posted 05-06-2018 06:27 PM

Love the way you book matched the top rail in the center. Well done, looks awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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