Rocking chair for my short mother

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Project by waynorthwoods posted 03-08-2014 04:04 PM 1266 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first rocking chair build, it is a custom piece for my mother, she is a bit on the short side and needed a chair made for her size.

It is made from tigerwood with wenge dowels, the joinery is mortise and tenon. The rockers are bent laminated tigerwood with a hard maple sole. It is finished with “tried and true” varnish oil. My wife and I selected the fabric and upholstered the seat together. it was a fun and challenging project.

hope you enjoy

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 05:25 PM

Very nice chair. I’m sure your mother will love it. I like projects that you have to adapt a given plan to meet the needs of a specific person and you look like you have done a great job here. Thanks for sharing.

-- Greg from Blaine, MN

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 06:34 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, the chairs shows that you are not a newcomer to woodworking, and making it
for a very special person makes it even better. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 12:15 AM

I love rockers, and I’m sure you mom will love hers too!

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 04:17 AM

Nicely executed rocker.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 05:12 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed & Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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