|Project by luv2learn||posted 03-03-2014 05:16 PM||5755 views||44 times favorited||63 comments|
So, where have I been since the first of the year you ask? Building this rocker from 42 cut out sections of 21/32” OSB (Oriented Strand Board). The process is to long for a project post so I will do a blog for those of you who are interested.
This is the back story of how this came about. My wife and I donated one of our living room couches to our church youth group. We didn’t want to replace it with another couch so we decided a chair or two would be nice and one of them should be a rocker. We went on line in search for some ideas and found a picture of this chair. We both said, “that is the one”.
The link below the picture led us to James Coles website. Mr. Cole, who designed this chair, had posted two pictures of this rocker, one he made from 3/4” plywood, the other from walnut. He also posted plans of how he made them.
Since I had never attempted something like this I decided to make mine from the cheapest sheet goods material I could find, 21/32” OSB. It took 2 1/2, 4×8’ sheets to get all the pieces cut out. I will save the rest of the details for the blog but here are a few added photos to wet your appetite.
I know that OSB is the last thing anyone would consider as a material for building furniture. In fact, when I went on line in search for pictures of furniture built from this material they were almost non existent. It is messy, porous, and heavy but the Chicken McNuggets of the wood industry has a very charming pattern. I finished the chair with three coats of water based poly. The water based poly doesn’t darken of yellow the finish like the oil based does.
Thanks for looking, this has been a mammoth undertaking but I am pleased with the results. It is a very unique looking rocker.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green