|Project by Alongiron||posted 10-07-2011 03:03 PM||3177 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
This was my first attempt at making a rocking chair. I followed a plan that I got from Wood magazines downloadable plans off the internet. It went really good and the chair looks great. The rockers are made from 4 pieces of 1/4 thick oak and the plans shows you exactly how to make the mold..could not have been any easier! I made it from QSWO that I purchased rough from a local saw mill. I used 5 1×8 96” long to complete this chair. I am able to purchase this rough lumber for only $2 a lineal foot so I have less than a $100 into this chair. This was my first time doing upholstry (sp?) work as well but it turned out real nice. I did use a dark oil finish….3 coats of shellac…followed by 2 coats of paste wax. I am going to make another one as a gift for my neighbor to celebrate their first child! Try this one.. you will really enjoy building it!
-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien