|Project by bkap||posted 05-13-2013 01:54 PM||1274 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a rocker I am finishing for the widow of a former seminar rocker student of mine. He started to build this rocker and got as far as the first picture. His choice of wood was Walnut, a good choice for a first rocker, and a style similar to one I have made in the past. He had most everything ready except the Runners. His widow gave me some of the Walnut lumber he was using so I could finish the necessary parts.
I have tried to leave the design my student put into the rocker with the exception of changing the Headrest a bit and of course making the Runners, using some of the wood he had left, as well as contouring some of the parts. I added some Ivory to the top of the back legs and Tiger Maple, Argentine Mesquite to the Runners. The Mesquite is on the bottom of the Runners because Mesquite is two and half times stronger than Oak and will take abuse of tile or wood floors much better than Walnut.
After I install the Runners I will post pictures.
So the family can invest some sweet equity they will finish sanding as well as rubbing several coats of Tung Oil and wax with a burnish finish.
-- Rocking Chair Guy