pair of rockers

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Project by jeffro posted 08-26-2011 04:15 AM 2799 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pair of rockers for some folks, seats and backs are red cedar burl and the rest of the chairs are made from mixed roots. Its pretty tricky to make natural radiuses rock nice and the balance just rite, and not to mention building a pair that resemble each other. They turned out pretty good and the people were happy with them. I apologize for the pictures I didn’t have time to get the good shots.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 04:22 AM

Beautiful rockers, however if they were mine I do not think that I would leave them out on the porch overnight, they might rock away!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 04:53 AM

Okay, my man keeps saying i should try a rocking chair…i keep telling him it requires an understanding of balance and geometry that i do not possess. He says that i just don’t want to…
How on Earth did you figure this out?

Those are gorgeous -i knew that before i even looked…but i had to, just to feel good for a minute today!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 05:02 AM

Those are the coolest looking rockers I have ever seen.

What a wonderful job.

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#4 posted 08-26-2011 01:35 PM

now that’s a nice pair o rockers

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 02:57 PM

awesome, at the beginning I thought that you used wood and leather and harried to read your description – it is wood – much nicer.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

#6 posted 08-26-2011 03:43 PM

Very interesting project.


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#7 posted 08-26-2011 04:02 PM

Very beautiful rockers, I miss the usual scenery, but these chairs, as well as all your projects can stand on
their own anyplace. Just started playing with rockers, and still have a ways to go, but you have laid out
a wonderful trail for anyone interested. Just wish I could set in these and run my hands over the wood.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 08-26-2011 04:11 PM

GREAT LOOKING chairs. I like tham very much !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 08-27-2011 01:38 AM

Now this is cool!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 09-05-2011 04:13 AM

These look awesome, wonderful job, i bet they are very comfortable

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 09-05-2011 10:01 PM

A pair of great looking rockers, they definitely have the “jrffro vibe” about them.

I hate to see that someone ran the deck boards the wrong way on the for the house. Rocking would have been a lot soother on a deck without butt joints & rocking across the grain.

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

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#12 posted 09-07-2011 01:49 AM

Looks like it was well worth the effort that you put into it. It invites the viewer to come and have a seat. Very nice.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#13 posted 09-20-2011 05:46 PM

really cool

-- making sawdust....

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#14 posted 09-20-2011 07:40 PM

Well done! Trying to use the natural shape of found wood really is a challenge, especially duplicating the piece as mentioned. I’d be one to line up to give them a try!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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