Rocking chair for my first grandson

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Project by tbone posted 05-26-2014 11:45 PM 2488 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair that is sort of a hybrid of a Harvey Ellison design and a Stickley chair that I have built earlier. As the title suggests, I am to be a first-time grandfather soon and I’m proud to say that I made the deadline.
It’s Q-sawn white oak, pegged mortise and tenon joinery, with a suede leather seat cushion.

All the curved pieces were steam bent, and the finish was fumed in a tent for 4 days (we wanted it dark) After rubbing in some Pure Tung oil, I finished it with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin topcoat.

It worked out to be pretty comfortable and the son and daughter-in-law are pleased…so that’s all that matters.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#1 posted 05-27-2014 12:15 AM

Great looking rocking chair! The fuming process seems to have turned out very well!

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

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 05:01 AM

Excellent job! Surely to be a family heirloom for years to come.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 05:27 AM

Looks great. That is a winning plan, and it came out perfect.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 03:45 PM

That’s a nice clean looking rocking chair. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-28-2014 12:27 AM

Your grandson has a lifetime of great rockin’ ahead of him.
Wonderful gift.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 06:43 PM

Congratulations on the next generation of the family and on the family heirloom you created. I really like the simple design of this chair. Great work and thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 02:41 AM

Nice chair are the pieces with a curve steam bend or just cut in that shape?

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