Cherry slat rocker

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Project by littlebear posted 03-31-2011 07:54 PM 1428 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cherry slat rocker.. The designer of this rocker is” Del Cover”..

I had tons of fun building this cherry slat rocker. Not as easy as it looks, takes sometime to cut the slates and
time to cut the mortise and tenon joints.. I emailed Del a few times to get permitted to build his rockers and after the 3rd rocker he gave me the go ahead … I am now on my fourth rocker and it should be the best yet..
It took me sometime to get the organic feel for the chair.. If you decide to build this char get ready to get a good forearm work out.. Just the 4 quarter cherry I started with was big and heavy..
This picture was my second rocker…
Hope you all like it.

-- Ralphie Maine

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 09:33 PM

Well done!

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 09:43 PM

I like it a lot. You say it’s not as easy as it looks, and to me it looks very difficult, which must mean it’s virtually impossible, at least at my skill level. Congrats.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 11:58 PM

That looks really comfortable. You did a great job.

-- Andy -- I don't mind going to work. It's the 8 hour wait to go home that I don't much care for.

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 12:56 PM

great job
I like it a lot

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 08:19 PM

A beautiful and comfortable looking rocker. I have an idea how hard it is to make chairs properly, so I can well appreciate the effort and skill that went into this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 03:48 PM

Very nice. I have a couple photos of a Walnut rocker of the same style by Del Cover in my Project Ideas folder. I would like to start a chair this fall that will be Cover/Maloof inspired. How does it sit? It looks pretty comfortable but I’ve sat in chairs where looks were very deceiving.

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#7 posted 04-04-2011 09:11 AM

Congrats. Must be comfortable.

-- Jiri

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