Treated lumber rocking chairs

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Project by Michael posted 03-28-2013 12:53 PM 1447 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A co-worker asked me to build her two outdoor rockers for her new house. I built these mostly from shorts I had from a dock renovation so the lumber was air dried. All of the joinery is mortise and tennon and re-enforced with 2.5” screws. In addition the rockers are held on with 6” lags which are hole plugged. Topped it off with Olympic Maximum Canyon Brown, this was the first woodworking project that I used an HVLP gun to finish and I’m quite happy with the results. Sitting width approx 23”

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#1 posted 03-28-2013 01:09 PM

Nice chair. It looks very sturdy.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 03-28-2013 05:22 PM

Nice looking. Looks comfortable.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 03:04 AM

very nice,the best looking rocking chairs i’ve seen.
did you go by a plan or made it up as you went?

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 04-01-2013 12:44 PM


Basically how I got to this was I took some measurements from those POS Cracker Barrel rockers and as usuall with my projects; shot from the hip

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 02:46 PM

Looks comfy and solid. Like the stain and the rustic look. Well done!

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