my take of scott morrisom rocking chair

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Project by branch posted 06-20-2011 06:44 PM 2086 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hi this is my take on building a rocking in scott morrison style ‘i wanted to build a rocking chair for myself for a long time but was not sure of what kind of rocker to build i wanted something that was different from the normal rocker that you see around here in Ireland so when i saw some of the beautiful rockers that was posted here on LJ

i decided i would have a go and try to build one for my self but was not sure if i would ever be able to carry out such a project so i took the bull by the horns and sent away for a set of plans and dvd of scott morrison rocker

so after about 140 hours give or take a few hours and a lot of head scratching this is what i ended up with it is not perfect but i am pleased with it

its made out of maughney and oak sanded to 1000 grid and finished with 8 coats off denish oil

please let me know what you think all comments welcome GOOD OR BAD i will not be offended


p.s i final figure it out, so here some more pictures.thanks for being patient













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#1 posted 06-20-2011 06:53 PM

Branch my Friend,
This is one Gorgeous Rocker, I like your choice of wood and the color that it gives. Your design is outstanding! Overall I give it a 10+!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 06:53 PM

I never grow tired of seeing such fine examples of these rockers. Yours included Branch. I really like the way you did the rockers and the contrast of the two species of wood.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 06-20-2011 07:13 PM

Branch, that is one beautiful rocker, very well done.

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

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#4 posted 06-20-2011 07:23 PM

great looking chair. this is something i would like to make but don’t have the skills to do it

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#5 posted 06-20-2011 07:33 PM


EXCELLENT !!!! That is some beautiful wood that you chose.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 06-20-2011 08:07 PM

Branch , congrats. Seems your´ve recovered from the stiching

beautiful chair
beautiful wood
beautiful work

great you decided to make a try on that. Now you got the best chair in Ireland and surroundings

really inspiring for a nap.

To do list keeps growing.

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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#7 posted 06-20-2011 08:54 PM

thanks for all your comments
farnando still taking it easy just finished the rocker before i had the op
it will be a few weeks yet before i am back in the workshop


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#8 posted 06-20-2011 10:06 PM

These rockers always catch my eye..scott has a great design going here. You did a super job on it..these are NOT EASY..congrats to you!

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#9 posted 06-21-2011 12:17 AM

Branch, That is one fine looking Rocker.The contrast of woods flow together nicely.Your craftmanship is beautiful. It looks sooo!!!!!! comfortable. You just got to love it!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 08:58 AM

A great looking rocker Branch, beautiful choice of woods and lovely finish. Hope you are recovering OK.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 06-21-2011 10:32 AM

Nice chair Branch! I love the mahogany! I like the contrast in the rockers.
How is the staples? Got them out yet?

-- Jamsie

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#12 posted 06-21-2011 11:27 AM

michael i am well pleased with it and it is very comfortable
bob i am doing very well getting stronger every day
jamsie got the staples out a week a go i was glad to get them out

thanks again for taking the time to having a look and all your comment’s
it inspires me to make some more rockers
when i get back in the shop


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#13 posted 06-21-2011 02:10 PM

An absolutely gorgeous rocker… a piece of art I say. If this is not perfect I don’t know what is. I’m not sure I would take on such a huge project but I’m tempted to try now that I’ve seen yours. Congrats and thanks for sharing. It’s in my favorites :-)

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#14 posted 06-21-2011 02:57 PM


Well done my friend. Great wood choice and attention to detail. You did the plans and the wood proud.
Glad to hear you are recovering as well.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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