Child's Rocker/Glider

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Project by lew posted 12-04-2008 05:34 AM 2057 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally finished the Christmas present for the little girl next door.

This was much more difficult that I imagined it would be for such a simple looking idea. My wife pick out the plans at the local Woodcraft store. Seems like she always finds something that will challenge me and force me to learn new things. I guess I should thank her for that.

The upholstery didn’t turn out as nice as I had hoped it would but Mimi likes it (she picked it out). The plans called for using dowels on all of the joints. I thought I would be smart and use biscuits. Best laid plans of… turns out even #0 biscuits were too big for the joints. So dowels it was. I used wormy red oak, walnut stain and gloss poly finish that way it matches the cradle I made for her.

Thanks for looking!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 05:48 AM

Nice looking chair Lew.I like the engraved letter.I’ve made 4 of these chairs myself 3 with upolstery and 1 with cane.That was really a challenge.Again nice job

-- Bill in Mich

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 06:17 AM

wow…this turned out great…what a great gift…she will love it!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 06:17 AM

Great job, Lew. I’m sure she will treasure it always. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 06:28 AM

Lew very nice. A great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 06:53 AM

Very nice! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#6 posted 12-04-2008 07:03 AM

Very nice Lew. I’m sure the little girl next door will cherish it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 12-04-2008 03:40 PM

I allmost missed this one, theirs been so many posting by one or two people. But on a lighter note: Beautiful job on this chair!!! It looks like it would be a little complicated. Very nice craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 12-05-2008 12:10 AM

wow that looks fantastic Lew!

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#9 posted 12-06-2008 07:17 AM

Very nice and unique. I’d like to get onto your gift list! ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 10-30-2011 08:19 PM

Fantastic!!! I love it! I would love to have the plans for this chair…

-- Silviu, Romania,

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 02:19 AM

Wow, that chair rocks:-) Beautiful piece of work/art there!

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