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Merry Grandkids Christmas 1- Grandpa Rocks!

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Project by Ted Pagels posted 1310 days ago 1101 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These child rocking chairs (3) are intended to be heirlooms and they have a family “trail” behind them. The base plans came from a similar Mission Style chair my maternal grandfather (My grandkids great-great) made for my oldest brother now 70 and another for a cousin back in 1939! My brother has the original heirloom chair in his living room used by his grandchildren when they visit.

Most of the wood for these came from a dusty pile found stored in the crawl space under my in-laws northwoods cabin for over 35 years! It was old 3/4” tongue and groove 2-4’ wall paneling shorts (ash, oak, maple) my father-in-law used for the cabin interior walls.

Grandma requested one for use in our home and that one has the rose veneer inlay. the other two have oak rosette appliques. No metal was used other than a few screws to mount the upholstered seat cushions to the chair frames. Everything else is doweled joinery. Finish is Minwax stain wiped on, then with three coats of polyurethane semi-gloss varnish rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and lemon oil to make them as smooth as grandmas love and the babies backsides…....

More are in production, each a little different, for sibling’s grandkids with more heirloom wood.

Grandpa Teddy’s Workshop.

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI





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OttoH

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#1 posted 1310 days ago

Ted there is only one word I can think of to describe these chairs

AWESOME!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1310 days ago

Great looking set of rockers. Nothing like having happy customers. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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RayCurtis

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#3 posted 1310 days ago

Great Rockers, I particularly like the inlay. I am sure the kids will love them and they will be in the family for another 70 years.

-- RayCurtis

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 1310 days ago

Looks like you have some satisfied customers there! Three beautiful chairs with no nails to poke the kiddos. :)

-- 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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Dale

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#5 posted 1310 days ago

Beautiful rockers, well done. I don’t think you’ll have a moisture problem with wood thats been drying for 35 years.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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stefang

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#6 posted 1310 days ago

These are great and judging by the smiles on your customers faces they are very pleased with them.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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