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Project by Boris Beaulant posted 10-20-2013 10:28 AM 1973 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second try for a single cord rocking chair. Structure is made of walnut and the cord is 35 meters (115 ft) long.

My first try was not so different, and you can see it there : http://www.lairdubois.fr/creations/148-fauteuil-a-bascule-avec-assise-en-cordelette.html and here, why I did a second try.





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bowtie

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 10:31 AM

Beautiful chair, looks very comfortable.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 11:26 AM

Looks great

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 11:43 AM

I really like this design!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 02:15 PM

Great rocker, The design is ingenious and very attrtactive,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 10-20-2013 02:16 PM

Cool. First one I have seen like this.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Boris Beaulant

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 02:30 PM

Thanks ! And it’s confortable as it seems. The only one problem is with the time, the cord slackens a bit.

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#7 posted 10-20-2013 02:48 PM

slick!

-- Joel

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#8 posted 10-20-2013 03:29 PM

This will make an excellent outdoors rocker since snow and rain can’t accumulate on the seat and back. Great build. Thanks for sharing!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#9 posted 10-20-2013 03:36 PM

Realy beatiful. Strong lines, simple and elegant. And the design is yours? Of so i think you have possibly just made a modern calssic. This just got my “Favorite”

The rockers looks impossibly short. How do you keep it from tipping over?
Just read your blog but my french is not that good and i did not get why you mad a number 2. Please let us in on the process!

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 10-20-2013 03:45 PM

I’ve never seen one but it looks nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Boris Beaulant

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#11 posted 10-20-2013 05:17 PM

@kaerlighedsbamsen, I was inspired by Josh Shiau work, but I redesign some lines and make it a rocking chair. The main idea is his.

The rockers arms were too small on my #1. This prototype can fall back. Then on #2, longer rockers arms (it’s just enough), higher seat with more open angle, redesign the bar behind the knees to be in flat plan with cords and cut the rocker arm in front for better lines.
I also increase the radius of the rockers arms … but it is not a good idea. Maybe a #3 … ;)

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#12 posted 10-20-2013 06:50 PM

I totally understand why you were inspired by Josh Shiau. Verry simple and i love the ash he used.
That said i think yours have stronger lines and looks like it will age nicer. I allso like the way you made the string for the seat flush with the front style. On Josh´s chair it looks like it could be uncumfertable to sit on the edge.
Again: Great design.
You just inspired me to move on with a project i have pushed in front of me with the exchuse that it will be too dificult to get right. Thanks.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Palliserwoodsman

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#13 posted 10-20-2013 08:59 PM

Realy nice work

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#14 posted 10-20-2013 09:39 PM

Wowza; ain’t that nice!

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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#15 posted 10-23-2013 09:17 PM

Nice rocking chair Boris. And an inspiring story of tenacity that leads to a beautiful design. Keep up the good work ! Congratulations from another frenchmen :)

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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