|Project by BRAVOGOLFTANGO||posted 01-29-2013 06:31 AM||1736 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Built this from western red rough cut cedar using my Kreg jig for the fastners. Asked my Son Nov of 2012 what he wanted for his college graduation gift the following month in Dec. He half-heartedly told me “Dad I want a handbuilt beastly rocking chair made by my Dad”...challenge accepted.
Designed this on Sketchup, built it in a week and while I wanted to use mortise & tenon joinery, I just wasn’t ready equipment wise, so used the Kreg system and the sea-trials involved my best friend 6-4” 320 lbs (former football player) sitting in it and rocking without a creak. I hand-sanded it down to 320 and rubbed it with cherry danish oil, slick as bambi on ice.
The funnest part of the build was making the 1/4” cedar rocker runner strips, the template for that and laminating them together with Tightbond II woodglue.
The best part of the project was my Son’s delight in a built-by-Dad beastly Warrior Rocker, he absolutely loves it. I really am proud of his earning a bachelors of science in Environmental Science, he had a job waiting the following Mon after graduation :).