Rocking Bench

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Project by MarkJ posted 04-26-2013 05:49 PM 3943 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve finally finished a rocking bench that I started this past fall. It’s based off of plans in an old Wood magazine issue and made from Oak and Ash. It’s the first project in a while that actually gets to stay at our house rather than being given away as a present!

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 11:45 PM

Nicely done!
How does it feel to rock in it? What issue did you use for your reference plans? And, is there anything you would do differently?

It looks very nice.

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 01:40 AM

nice looking bench. The shape of the seat and back look very comfortable.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 09:41 AM

Great job, and I too would like to know where I can get the plans. Have someone that wants me to make one like this.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 10:07 AM

Looks very comfortable, good lookin joinery.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 12:23 PM

Thanks for the comments. The plans came from June 1992 Wood magazine (I said it was old!). The seat didn’t turn out quite as comfortable as I hoped. I think if the back was straight, it may be more comfortable. I may put a cushion on the seat bottom and see how that works. When you first sit in it, it is initially very comfortable but after rocking for a while, my back starts hurting and I think it’s due to sinking down into that curve were the seat bottom meets the seat back and then having the back slightly bow as it goes up.

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#6 posted 04-27-2013 02:41 PM

That looks really comfy…. Well done, Enjoy

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-27-2013 02:44 PM

Very cool design great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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