Here’s a rocking chair I made for my nephew for Christmas. The idea was from a set of plans sold by Rockler for a puppy or kitten rocking chair. My nephew’s nursery has a jungle theme so I thought a monkey would be more appropriate. For some reason, the idea of the seat and rockers being the same color as the monkey kind of creeped me out (like it was a lab engineed chair-monkey hybrid? I don’t know—too much sci fi before bed, I guess) so I dyed the rockers black and dyed the seatback green. The intention was for the seat back to look like jungle leaves. The chair is made out of red oak. While that would not be my choice of wood for an adult rocking chair, I think it works here.