"Big" Texas style porch rocker

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Project by BryanatWoodstock posted 11-03-2012 02:16 PM 2677 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have recently made several of this large style rocker, even some child sized ones. I made up my own plan, after seeing an article on manufactured ones in a “Wood” magazine some 20 yrs ago. I liked the straight oversized posts. As I built each chair, made some changes to improve the design. This one is a mix of left over wood, using Ash, Walnut and Jabota . Stained one coat of dark walnut, gloss lacquer. Others I have made from western red cedar and do sit on a porch. This one being fancy stays inside.

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 03:22 PM

Beautiful Rocker, nicely executed and a great Fit and Finish.

Thanks for sharing your build. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 04:49 PM

Love that rocker, very well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 11-03-2012 06:49 PM

I love rockers. They are timeless and classic. You did a great and beautiful job! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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#4 posted 11-03-2012 11:12 PM

Bryan, that’s one dam* fine looking rocker. Excellent craftsmanship and I would sure like to be sitting on the front pourch with a cold one rocking in that one. Thanks for posting and the inspiration too.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 11-04-2012 04:21 AM

Great looking rocker. I like the turned legs and the deep curve on the back with you laminations.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-04-2012 12:43 PM

That rocker looks great. The turned pieces are a real nice touch.

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