|Project by DustyMark||posted 10-11-2012 03:23 AM||1102 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Completed in 1988. I cranked out this rocking chair shortly after my first child was born. I didn’t have many tools back then, but I was still able to make some pretty nice furniture.
The rocking chair is solid cherry and was made from a blueprint called the “Bates Gentleman’s Rocker.” I purchased the plan from Garrett Wade. All of the mortise and tenons are chopped by hand with a mortising chisel. I didn’t have a drill press yet and chose to do all the joints the old-fashioned way. I cut the tenons with a hand saw and a shoulder plane. The chair is solid!
I did my own upholstery as well. The seat has springs tied off with spring twine to hold them in position. The back provides excellent lumbar support and is curved in cross-section as well. My late wife nursed all three kids in this rocker. My daughter has possession of it now.
-- Mark, Minnesota