First attempt at building a rocker

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Project by edleblanc257 posted 01-03-2021 04:45 AM 824 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at building a rocker made with pressure treated 5/4 pine. Gave it to my Mother as a Christmas present.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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#1 posted 01-03-2021 05:10 AM

man thats pretty damn impressive,love that design,is it yours or did you use plans?welcome to lumbner jocks.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-03-2021 05:40 AM

Well done job on the rocker. You mother must be proud.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-03-2021 10:52 AM

Great looking rocker, very well done first attempt.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 01-03-2021 02:47 PM

Very nice! Bet you had a blast making it!

-- Be safe out there

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#5 posted 01-03-2021 02:49 PM

Very nice! Bet that sucker is heavy, too.

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#6 posted 01-03-2021 04:01 PM

Very nice!

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 01-04-2021 01:48 AM

Great job on the chair your mom will be proud and I’m sure she will love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-04-2021 03:33 PM

Nice. Very nice! I’ve been planning on a couple of Adirondack’s. I was thinking of simple treated yellow pine myself, both for cost and weather durability. Did you use KD treated?

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#9 posted 01-04-2021 05:03 PM

Treated pine that I let dry away from weather for about 30 days before I cut my pieces. Used 2 1/2” plated deck screws, then 2 coats of sealer that I can’t remember the name of. They say that memory is the second thing to go! And for the life of me, I can’t remember what was the first thing!

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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#10 posted 01-06-2021 08:04 PM

Good looking chair. I really like the design, especially the top back. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 01-07-2021 02:23 AM

I copied an old rocker my grandmother had, but made some changes. The original back was square, I just added a little flare to it. And yes, it is heavy.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but don’t look in his mouth! - “Archie Bunker”

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