|Project by bkap||posted 03-29-2012 04:58 PM||3767 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
Scrap wood, because many of you woodworkers may be interested I am showing what can be done with scrap while making a custom rocking chair.
While in Oregon buying some Myrtle lumber I spotted a pile of wood in the back yard. I asked the owner what he was going to do with that wood. He said he was going to burn it. I asked him if he would mind if I picked through the pile for pieces I may want to use. He said take what you like as a gift, it will save me from burning it.
Now I know I can make a rocker from 8/4 X 4-1/4 wide stock or wider. Most of the pieces can be four foot and less in fact only two pieces need to be four foot and all the rest are two foot.
This project was made form the lumber out of his burn pile.
Because this was his waste green lumber I decided to test the results. I made the rocker with carved groves between each joint knowing the green wood would shrink as it dried. I also made it a Petite size because I didn’t have one in stock. Notice the wonderful grain in this lumber. It did have some knots and where they were solid I left them. I did clean out a couple knots in the seat and inlayed Ivory as you can see.
In any case if you are as lucky as I, you might find some scrap usable for your rocker project, just thought you might like to know.
I am still giving the Free rocking chair instructions away. If you go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com click on the ‘facts or links’ pages to find instructions on how to obtain same.
-- Rocking Chair Guy