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Rocking Chair for my Aging Mother-in-Law

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Project by Alongiron posted 171 days ago 1048 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in law is having a birthday so I thought I would make her a rocking chair. I have made this style rocker before and I just love the design of it. It is made from QSWO with great grain pattern. I finished it in a Cabot Red Mahogany finish, 2 coats of clear Shellac, Sanded down with 600 grit sandpaper and finished it off with a good coat of wax. The seat cushion is made from a 1/2 piece of plywood with some holes drilled, 2” foam, some batting, and finished off with some “leather like” product.

I sure hope she likes it!!

Thanks for looking

Steve

-- Measure twice and cut once.....





12 comments so far

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 171 days ago

This is a great looking rocking chair,your mother in law will love it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PaulDoug

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#2 posted 171 days ago

What the heck is there not to like?! Beautiful, great finish and color. If she is not satisfied, send it my way!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 171 days ago

Beautiful Rocker I like the quartered sawed oak super light reflection, good project, good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 171 days ago

Wonder and thoughtful gift. You have a big heart – well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 171 days ago

Steve, that is one fine rocker. It should be good for at least a dozen “brownie points”. lol I really like the color of the finish and the stock you chose. LOML happened to walk by and see it so I may have a new project on my list. :) Keep up the great work.

-- Art

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 171 days ago

Whether or not she likes it—I like it! But I’ll bet she really loves it!

-- Dean

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sras

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#7 posted 171 days ago

Great project and a wonderful gift! You’ve done well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lobro4

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#8 posted 171 days ago

Kudos to your for a great build. Gifts for family are the best projects. Having built this same rocker myself, I am impressed by your fit and finish. The bent lamination runners is the funnest part I think. Congratulations.

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 170 days ago

beautiful looking rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TysonK

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#10 posted 168 days ago

Huge MIL points for you! A very beautiful chair, congrats!

-- -- Tyson

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 161 days ago

Wow, what a nice chair and it will be such a great gift!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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wooded

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#12 posted 146 days ago

This is a late comment, Steve as I just ran across it today. Very nice work, my complements! ?.......Joe

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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