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Child's rocking chair

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Project by rettpr295 posted 01-24-2011 06:22 AM 954 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rocking chair made for my grandson. Oak with walnut plugs, finished with tongue oil.

-- Ron, Michigan, www.Lappwoodworks.com





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workerinwood

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 02:59 PM

Nice job, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Des O'Keeffe

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 08:29 PM

Looks like a great job, did you use a plan or come up with the deisgn yourself. I have to do something similar for our twins real soon!

-- Des, Cork, Ireland

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rettpr295

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 09:00 PM

It’s my design. I made two simple pattern pieces for the arms and the rockers. I cut the arms from 1×3 lumber and the rockers from 1×6. The seat and back are 1×12, I put a 5 degree bevel on the seat and drill, screw and cap. The rocker supports are from 1×2 wood. I mount the arms approximately 7 inches from the top of the seat.

I connect the rockers to the rocker supports using dowel rods. I normally build the seat and back, cut out the arms and connect them to the chair. Cut out the rockers, sand both with a belt sander to make sure they are symmetrical and free of any band saw marks. I put the rocker supports on the chair, taking care to ensure they evenly spaced on each side.
After securing the rocker supports with a small amount of glue, I counter sink drill holes and screw the supports to the chair.

When mounting the rockers on the chair I found it best to attach one side. Next clamp the remaining rocker onto the supports and level the chair.

I normally finish the chairs with tongue oil. I like a really smooth feel to my chairs, I normally finish by hand sanding with 320 grit. Good luck, hope this helps

-- Ron, Michigan, www.Lappwoodworks.com

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Des O'Keeffe

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 03:32 PM

It will be a great help – thanks

-- Des, Cork, Ireland

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