Sofie's Rocker

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Project by Cygnwulf posted 01-23-2013 02:15 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the rocking chair for my Neice’s bedroom. This was a bit of an adventure for me, I’ve never made a rocking chair before. The rockers themselves are 16” long and the chair is about 14” wide by 24” tall.
Made from SYP and finished with two coats of Rustoleoum. Construction is mostly dowel joints.
There are a few cahnges I would make if I were going to make it again. First, I would make it a little narrower, as it kind of gives a too-wide look. Though that does mean she has plenty of room to grow and still fit it, but then it might need slightly taller legs. I also think my rocker geometry might need a little more attention in the next version, as the rocker sits almost stright up and down instead of leaning slightly backward. Finally I would want to make it from hardwood. SYP was used for this one for a variety of reasons, not the least of which the fact that it was going to be painted to match other, storebought, furniture peices in the room. Second, strenght wasn’t a huge concern, given that it was for a small child.
My lovely wife gets the credit for applying her name to the back.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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#1 posted 01-23-2013 03:17 PM

Very cool little chair.

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#2 posted 01-23-2013 03:53 PM

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 01-23-2013 04:16 PM

Very nice job on the rocker. I’m sure that she will love it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 05:44 PM

A beautiful little rocking chair, great job!


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#5 posted 01-23-2013 10:16 PM

great looking little rocker. The way your wife did the word Sofie also looks really nice. A great looking font.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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