|Project by Cygnwulf||posted 01-23-2013 02:15 PM||687 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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....