Rocking Chair

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Project by AandCstyle posted 08-05-2018 11:27 PM 1684 views 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in the Mar/Apr 2018 issue of FWW and knew that I had to make it. The build was fairly straight forward, but I didn’t attach the arms to the back legs as done in the article. That just looked way too prone to error for me so I made the notches in the legs using a router as suggested, then placed clamps above the arms to hold them in place and used pocket joinery to secure the arms to the back legs. This was much less tension filled for me. The finish and the upholstery are the same as the Morris chair I recently completed. I also changed the joinery from the tank-like construction Mike Pekovich used to dominoes. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 08-05-2018 11:35 PM

Good looking rocker, Art. How’s it sit? Looks like it’s leaned back a ways. Good for napping?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 08-05-2018 11:38 PM


Very nice work there. You really have a lot of stuff going on with piece. Did you use lamination for the top and bottom rail also or steam them? Really like this project and I’m glad you didn’t go off your rocker.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#3 posted 08-05-2018 11:43 PM


Dave, it does tip back a bit more than I thought it would, but it feels fine when using it. There hasn’t been time to give it a test nap yet.

Terry, the back rails were band sawed from 8/4 stock. The rockers are bent laminations. I was off my rocker before, but I am back on it now. :D

-- Art

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#4 posted 08-05-2018 11:53 PM

Looks great! You may need to get a bigger house soon…..


-- Steve, Virginia

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#5 posted 08-06-2018 12:10 AM

Congratulations, this is a very nice chair and nicely done.

-- andrek

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#6 posted 08-06-2018 12:26 AM

thats a sweet looking rocker art,ive gotta do some arts and crafts furniture in the only problem is like yours a house fulll of furniture and no more room.nice work as usual.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 08-06-2018 12:35 AM

That is one fantastic looking Piece. A truly fine build. Good on you Art for a job well done!

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#8 posted 08-06-2018 12:41 AM

Love the quarter sawn Oak, this is a beautiful build, congratulations.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 08-06-2018 12:47 AM

Art, you’ve out done yourself. That sure is a thing of beauty!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#10 posted 08-06-2018 12:53 AM

looks like a very nice comfy rocker …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 08-06-2018 01:59 AM

That came out very nice. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#12 posted 08-06-2018 02:43 AM

looks great, Art!

-- Pete

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#13 posted 08-06-2018 03:34 AM

Wow Art! That chair is rockin’! ;) You’re on a roll. Just cranking out the chairs. Beautiful work as usual. I think I’m coming for lessons.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 08-06-2018 04:52 AM

Whats better than a Morris chair, well one that rocks. Nice job

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#15 posted 08-06-2018 05:17 AM

Beautiful chair, outstanding.

-- Rick M,

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