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therookie

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1268 days ago

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The next project that I would like to try after I finish my pie crust table is a Sam Maloof inspired rocking chair. There are some dilemmas that I have run into.
1. How many Board Feet does one chair usually take? i was thinking 60bdft
2. A good source for the wood? I looked at good hope hardwoods but they want over $1000 for 56 bdft of 8/4
3. Is the template set and DVD from woodcraft a good deal at $130.

Any advice from anyone who has built a rocking chair?

-- http://aewoodworks.webs.com


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McKinneyMike

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#1 posted 1268 days ago

55 to 60 BF sounds about right for a Maloof rocker. If you are looking for stellar curly Maple, the price is probably fair. Rounding up that much stellar 8/4 is never easy. If you can get by with less than the higher end of the curly Maples you should be able to get some nice wood for $8.00-$10.00/BF from a great many sources.

-- McKinney Hardwood Lumber --Specializing in exotic and figured hardwood lumber http://www.mckinneyhardwoods.com -McKinney, TX

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Fireguy

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#2 posted 1268 days ago

You may be able to get the DVD and template a bit cheaper straigh form Scott Morrison (on his website, you may want to check it out. Also I saw Andy Chidwick at the wood show and he was verg good as well, check out his site, I know he is offering some online classes for about that amount.

For me if I was ordering I would go with either Andy or Scott, I think they do a great jog.

-- Alex

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1268 days ago

That’s an ambitious project, regardless of the lumber price. It might be very worth the commanding price of blemish free 8/4. I’d hate to look back on a project of that magnitude & wish I spent more on nicer lumber. The woodcraft kit strikes me as a bit on the high side. Whatever you choose, best of luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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