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Project by Moosesman posted 08-07-2013 11:08 PM 1470 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rocking chair I made from some southern yellow pine 2×8 lumber I had left over when I took my
Bench apart. I wanted to make one without plans and just from what I’ve seen that we Liked. I originally wanted to stain it and did start out staining it. I used some polysh$&€£# we had here and I did not like the way it turned out. Sanded off what I did stain and decided on letting my wife pick a color for the living room. I am hoping to make another one and use a walnut or oak that will not be painted.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#1 posted 08-07-2013 11:54 PM

Danny this looks awesome. Building chairs is very difficult and something I have not yet tried. I think you did a great job!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 08-08-2013 12:13 AM

very nice looking rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 08-08-2013 02:29 AM

Wow! From a leftover piece of pine to an heirloom! Very well done.

The finish is excellent as well. Hard to believe the pine painted so well.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 09:42 AM

Like your 2×8 rocker ..great job recycling.

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 10:30 AM

Nice work, looks comfy!

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

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#6 posted 08-09-2013 04:53 AM

Did you by any chance create plans for this chair?

-- look Ma! I still got all eleven of my fingers! - -

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#7 posted 08-09-2013 07:51 PM

This is a very cool chair great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 08-11-2013 12:32 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. Its always a bonus to be able to showcase a project on here.
Mike, Unfortunately i did not make any plans for the chair as i was going. I am planning on making some more and will create some plans and when i do i will send them to you.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 02:48 PM

Your rocker looks great and comfy. I’m sure it will last a long time to be enjoyed. A great addition to the living room. Great job!

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#10 posted 10-14-2013 01:32 AM

That looks great. Would also be interested in plans if you made them up.

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#11 posted 01-05-2015 06:55 AM

I’ve never built a rocker but have been wanting one for a long time. I would appreciate if someone could give me a material list on this one. I sure looks comfy on a warm summer afternoon with a cold glass of ice sweet tea here in the south. Of coarse it’s January and 17 degrees right now but hey I can dream can’t I. LOL

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