|Project by Carter||posted 06-06-2013 08:01 PM||1881 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I built this for my nephew at the request of my little sister. I designed it to fit into a small space next to her bed and the height is low enough that she will not have to sit up to get him out in the middle of the night. The rockers were made nearly flat at the center so it will not rock without assistance.
The frame is from walnut that was from the first log that my father-in-law sawed with his Woodmeizer mill and maple that was left over from a cutting board project. The walnut is joined with dowels and the maple cross pieces are through tenons that stand proud.
This was my first attempt at making mortises (with crappy chisels) and there is a reason that you only get to see one close up.
Finnish is three coats of Formby’s Danish Oil Finish scuffed with 0000 steel wool between coats.
The rocker made it to my sister’s house about 20 hours before my nephew made it out into the world.