Maloof rocker as porch rocker?

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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 08-10-2010 02:13 AM 976 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-10-2010 02:13 AM

Has anyone built a Maloof rocker for use on a covered porch or patio? I have a customer asking if she could use a cherry rocker that I built on her back porch. I am a bit hesitant due to the cherry and how it will hold up to the eliminates. What about using oak or pine? My thoughts are that the solid 2” seat might crack due to changes in humidity.


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#1 posted 08-10-2010 02:35 AM

YT, cherry would not be my first choice for an outdoor project. I would use white oak, teak, cedar or cypress. All withstand weather pretty well and are rot resistant.

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 03:16 AM

I have done all of my outdoor furniture in ipĂ©. I think the stuff is great. It looks somewhat like teak but it is much more weather resistant and it’s cheaper.

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 12:00 AM

I agree with Scott and Rich. I would probably use teak.

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 02:45 PM

So I am thinking ipe or oak. Would the thick seat hold up without cracking?

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