LumberJocks

Rocking Chair Repair

  • Advertise with us
Project by sugarpine posted 02-04-2012 10:21 PM 1652 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Rocking Chair Repair
Rocking Chair Repair No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This chair came to me with both arms broken at their attachment points, the right rear leg was in three pieces, the rocker was broken in half and every joint was loose. Nothing like a challenging repair to idle away a long day in the shop. The biggest challenge was reproducing the leg. It required a bottom tenon and three mortises, one of which was at a 15 degree angle. Lacking a mortising machine, I did the mortises by hand after drilling a series of adjacent holes. A good excuse to sharpen up some chisels.

The owner had just refinished and upholstered the chair before the tragedy. The chair was postioned too close to a low fireplace mantle. When he rocked forward to get out of the chair, the top of the chair stuck under the mantle and the chair self destructed. He now gets to start all over.

-- sugarpine





6 comments so far

View longgone's profile

longgone

5688 posts in 2305 days


#1 posted 02-04-2012 10:24 PM

You did an excellent job repairing that rocker. Looks great!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

113585 posts in 2574 days


#2 posted 02-05-2012 12:31 AM

You truly are the chair doctor and you patient has recovered so well. Very fine work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View sandhill's profile

sandhill

2128 posts in 2921 days


#3 posted 02-05-2012 02:54 AM

Nice repair.

View Willardz's profile

Willardz

59 posts in 1307 days


#4 posted 02-05-2012 04:15 AM

Great job! Can be very time consuming.

-- I have Carrie, food, shelter, and wood to turn. What else do I need? http://www.willardwoodworking.com

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3220 posts in 1415 days


#5 posted 02-05-2012 06:09 AM

Thanks for sharing your rebuild job. I like the design and shape of this rocker. thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View dedalo's profile

dedalo

173 posts in 1894 days


#6 posted 02-17-2012 11:46 AM

great job! please post before photos as well :D

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com