Single cord rocking chair

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Project by Boris Beaulant posted 185 days ago 1685 views 24 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 : and here, why I did a second try.

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#1 posted 185 days ago

Beautiful chair, looks very comfortable.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#2 posted 185 days ago

Looks great

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 185 days ago

I really like this design!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#4 posted 185 days ago

Great rocker, The design is ingenious and very attrtactive,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 185 days ago

Cool. First one I have seen like this.

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

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#6 posted 185 days ago

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 185 days ago


-- Joel

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#8 posted 185 days ago

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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#9 posted 185 days ago

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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#10 posted 185 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 185 days ago

@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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#12 posted 185 days ago

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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#13 posted 185 days ago

Realy nice work

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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#14 posted 185 days ago

Wowza; ain’t that nice!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#15 posted 182 days ago

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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