|Forum topic by Bieser||posted 03-31-2014 06:24 PM||692 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-31-2014 06:24 PM
Ok, I am sure you guys are thinking why make it out of pine? I salvaged some pine from a location that has sentimental value and would like to use it for making a rocker. The pine is 120 plus years old and after cleaning it up a bit I think I have some that’s useable. I know that making a rocking chair out of pine vs. hardwood will have its challenges as far as designing it to last for years. I was thinking of laminating the rockers with ash on the bottom 1/4 inch to stand up to the rocking.
What about the joints? This chair will have a craftsman design. I think this will give it great looks and I could make it the strongest with through tenons. Would it be going over kill if I laminated the pine parts with some form of hardwood on say the inside away from where anyone would see it, to add to the strength of it over time? Would this cause me issues though with wood movement?
I am open to suggestions or ideas.