Simple Rocker

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Project by FarmGopher posted 10-15-2013 11:39 PM 1011 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some pictures of a mission style rocker I built recently. It is made out of quarter-sawn red oak, with a maroon vinyl, padded seat. The stain is General Finishes Mission Oak Gel Stain, and Arm-a-Seal. I had never made a rocking chair before, so I used a plan from popular mechanics as a general guide and made some changes in my sketch-up model. This is the latest addition to a set of furniture for my living room. I’ll be posting the other pieces soon. Thanks for looking.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 11:47 PM

Nicely done. Were you trying to match the trim finish in your house (I assume that’s your house?) or was that a happy accident? Either way, it looks like you nailed it.

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 12:34 AM

Looks great—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 01:15 PM

nice looking rocker. A classic design that looks very well executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 10-16-2013 01:53 PM


Actually that’s not my house, it’s the office at my farm, where my wood shop is. I did all the trim there too, and even though they are similar color they are too different stains. I guess I really like that color of oak stain. Thanks,

-- Matt

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#5 posted 10-17-2013 07:41 AM

Matt, nice rocker. I’ve been wanting to make a rocker for a while but haven’t gotten around to do one. Would you be able to share the plans with me? It is exactly the style I want to make.


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#6 posted 10-21-2013 03:51 PM

Beautiful and well crafted rocker. Like the classic design, pretty wood and great finish.

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 04:02 PM

Great! Very nice job.
The office in the farm? In the shop?

When I Lived in W.F. North Dakota, my office was in the garage. I think, that is the best place for a man’s office!
Preferrably an un-atached shop/garage! At least 50+ feet from the house, I had heat; all it needed was a bathroom

I had a full set-up—Nice desk, decent computer Scanner Printer and room to file the patterns/plans /idea sheet, etc.
I also had shelves that displayed most of my toy tractor collection! The way I wanted to display them! ( I did have a few in the house also) I even had drapes on the window. Also had a land-line phone for better internet connection.

-- just rjR

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