I want to build a rocking chair for my grandfather, what is a type that is nice but to hard?

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Forum topic by Micah Muzny posted 11-14-2014 03:13 AM 726 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Micah Muzny

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11-14-2014 03:13 AM

I would like to build a rocking chair for my grandpa. I am not sure what style to make. Something that is nice but not to hard. I like the maloof but not sure I could do something like that at this point in my woodworking ability. I want a challenge but not to hard that I waste wood and get frustrated. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated. How hard is the maloof to do with the dvd and templates?

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#1 posted 11-15-2014 04:15 AM

A Maloof style chair is well beyond my skill level. A local woodworker makes them in the Charles Brock style. I helped him build a router jig to hog out the seat prior to using a Travisher. For a wood seat they are remarkably comfortable. I am partial to arts crafts and the Harvey Ellis rocker is my favorite. Strong mortise tenon joinery and the curved chair slats are challenging but doable either by steaming or cutting the curve on bandsaw. Enjoy.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 05:30 PM

Woodsmith mag has a plan that I built some years ago. Issue no.84. It was not too hard.

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