|Project by bkap||posted 04-12-2012 03:35 PM||1720 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
I have been asked to feature my ‘Garden Rocker’ in one of my projects. The pictured rocker was a project for a new addition (garden room) the house of one of my clients.
This rocker is made with Argentine Mesquite in a standard balance position. I used five Backslats to show and give a more airy feeling then carved the slats with a bit of leaf contour. The back legs are canted outward a degree more than usual to add to the open appearance and style. The natural edge of the Headrest was also done with the garden theme in mind.
The seat has the contoured bottom and the front legs are my ‘ranch’ style.
I thought some of you woodworker might be interested in the transition from the back leg to arm. It can be a little distracting if one is not familiar with making rocking chairs. Note the curve at the joint area. This curve is useful to make the modification for wood thickness of the leg to arm. A sweeping curve of about a nine inch radius is pleasing, but can be adjusted depending on your design. I use Kutzall burs to waste most of the unnecessary wood then use a orbital sander, with varying grade pads, to finish.
I have found the Kutzall burs to be effective in a lot of my waste wood removal where I can’t use a band-saw or etc. Not that I am promoting the product, but giving credit where it is due.
I am still giving the FREE text material on how to build a Maloof style rocking chair. Go to my web site at www.kappelusa.com and follow instructions for same.
-- Rocking Chair Guy