|Project by Francois Vigneron||posted 01-31-2012 01:34 AM||1680 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I made this rocking horse for my niece Celeste (first photo) but it ended up being quite popular with the whole family… The back-rest can be moved easily to accommodate any rider from toddler to grownup.
Type of wood :
- rocking sides : ash
- seat : a thick piece of poplar, beveled on the underside to provide a rigid support to the sides.
- head, back-rest, handles and undercarriage dowels : oak
Other significant materials :
- the movable back-rest is secured with brass dowels.
- a coper plate engraved to Celeste’s name.
Finish : FDA approved mineral oil (baby proof).
This project was completed in Altadena, 08/2009.
The design was inspired by a photo found here : http://www.childwoodproducts.com/index.html.
-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA