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Rocking Chair for my Aging Mother-in-Law

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Project by Alongiron posted 03-04-2014 03:22 PM 1817 views 3 times favorited 14 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.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-04-2014 04:46 PM

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 03-04-2014 04:58 PM

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 03-04-2014 06:22 PM

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 03-04-2014 08:18 PM

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 03-05-2014 01:04 AM

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 03-05-2014 01:35 AM

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

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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sras

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 01:47 AM

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 03-05-2014 06:23 AM

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 03-06-2014 01:29 AM

beautiful looking rocker.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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TysonK

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#10 posted 03-07-2014 04:03 PM

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

-- -- Tyson

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 03-15-2014 02:03 AM

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 03-30-2014 02:08 AM

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

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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Mark Wilson

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#13 posted 07-14-2015 05:44 AM

Very lovely outing Steve. It’s a little odd to see a Craftsman Style chair with a padded seat. Not wrong, or bad. Just different. I’m sure my Momma would’ve preferred it that way.

-- Mark

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 07-14-2015 01:48 PM

You did a really nice job on this. It looks very comfortable and sturdy,

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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