Shaker Rocker

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Project by Doug posted 07-04-2011 03:33 PM 1632 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Shaker reproduction rocking chair. Built entirely from scratch. No kits. I really felt as if this project took me back to a time where handwork reigned supreme. I totally enjoyed this experience in woodworking. I was amazed at how each piece became stronger as each was fitted into its total unity. It is a design where the strenght of each piece adds to the total strnght of the finish unit.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#1 posted 07-04-2011 03:42 PM

Very nice, great job!! What is the wood and how did you finish it?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 04:00 PM

I love it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-04-2011 11:57 PM

It is one of my future projeckts, I have been looking in my shaker furnithure book so many times and dreamed of that chair, I even have a set of drawings, but no place to put it now.
You have made a wonderful job there, beautiful chair.
What are the wood?
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 02:09 AM

made all entirely of maple,,,

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 02:11 AM

finish is navaho red latex paint…not a milk paint, sprayed on with a HVLP spray gun followed by a flat waterbase poly.

-- Doug, Long Island, Winterwood

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