Lucio's Glider Chair

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Project by Randy posted 08-14-2011 06:56 AM 1434 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I stepped it up a bit on this project for my son’s third birthday. Although he is not much of a sitter, he does like his chair very much and it adds a wonderful look to the living room.

I actually bought a local olive log from a customer at our Woodcraft store. I had Kevin, a friend of mine of owns King Mesquite, mill it into lumber. I dried the lumber for well over a year before deciding to build this project.

I used the plan that we sell at Woodcraft as a basis for the chair. I actually made templates out of thin plexiglass so that I could position them for optimum wood selection.

I reduced the number of fasteners tremendously by using the Festool Domino and dowels in a couple of select areas. I also used epoxy in all the joints. I used Behlen’s Master Gel for the finish which came out quite exquisite if I do say so myself!

The seat and back are upholstered with brown leather.

-- Randy

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 08:56 AM

looks nice

-- Gintaras,

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 02:40 PM

Different… Yet cool chair! I like!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 03:39 PM

Beautiful Job!! The Olive wood is magnificent!!

I made one of these but it doesn’t hold a candle to yours.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 04:06 PM

To say that a 3 yr old boy is not much of a sitter is rather an understatement, but when they run down
just a little and need to relax, a rocker is a wonderful place to do so. This elegant rocker may be just
a little more extravagant than usual, but hopefully those arms will acquire a hand rubbed patina that can
only come from a child’s hands and use. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 04:52 PM

looking real good :-)
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#6 posted 08-14-2011 04:53 PM

nice job I like the olive wood,chair looks excellent,also like the leather.I’ve made 5 of the rockers so far,grandkids and friends.upholstered 4 and did the canning on 1.caning was a challenge that’s why I upholstered the rest.

-- Bill in Mich

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#7 posted 08-14-2011 11:42 PM

Nice Chair, im sure your son will enjoy it for years/

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#8 posted 08-15-2011 05:32 AM

interesting project. I love the grain in the wood.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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