Mission rocking chair

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Project by westerndf posted 10-14-2012 02:09 PM 1402 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a mission style rocker that is a copy from a Stickley chair that is my families cottage. I made it out of white oak and finished it with General Finishes gel stain Candlelite. I then put 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal from General Finishes. My wife picked out the fabric for th seat and I made that with a maple frame that had jute webbing stretched on it. There is 3” high density foam with 3 inches of poly fill then a cotton cover fabric. The final cover fabric then got stretched and a dust cover on the bottom. Very comfortable and it will be perfect for rocking my kid it that is due to arrive anytime.

-- My wife says I have to many tools. I say there is always more to add.

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 02:34 PM

beautiful rocker,you did a great job.congrats on the soon to be arriving baby!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 03:42 PM

Nicely done! This caught my eye in all the recent posted projects, partly because of the color, but mostly because of the style. If you don’t mind, I’m going to consider copying this x2 for wife and myself to relax in our bedroom reading corner. The bedroom furniture theme is loosely Stickley.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 06:21 PM

It really stands out. Well done!

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 06:51 PM

very great. more pictures please!

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#5 posted 10-15-2012 03:30 AM

great looking rocker. Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your soon to arrive child.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 10-15-2012 03:36 AM

Very nice Rocker. I agree with joshtank I would love some more pictures of it, makes it easer to copy :) as long as you don’t mind that is.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 03:42 AM

Very nice work ,this chairs has elements I haven’t seen on a Mission style rocker before,very interesting.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 02:58 PM

Nice piece of work. What radius did you use for the rockers.

-- chris, north wales

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 03:39 PM

I would like to see more pics as well …

Since my wife, son and I are the only ones in our house 99.999999% of the time (Holidays excepted) we’re talking about tossing our couch and just buying three Lazyboy type chairs with small tables between them, and then two chairs (one a rocker, one not) for where our loveseat is.

And I’m looking for some nice plans/pattern to work from.

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 01:29 AM

I will post more pictures soon and feel free to copy. The rocker radius was 31” if my memory serves correct. Thanks for the comments fellow jocks

-- My wife says I have to many tools. I say there is always more to add.

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 02:34 AM

Wow, I have an old original mission rocker that looks very similar to yours. I have always wanted to replicate one of these, even though I have one. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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