the white oak is reclaimed from an old barn probably around 80-100 years old.
that is very nice. he will love and appreciate it for a long time. I built my daughter a changing table/dressor before she was born. now she will have it forever. everytime they see our work they will think of us. makes it important and part of us is with them even when we are at the shop till past bed time. good work
thanks kol. i made my son's crib too, before he was born. thank god he stayed the full term or he'd have been sleeping on the floor(lol). this is actually only the 3rd chair i've ever made(although i've repaired a few million. some were brought in ziploc bags) and the first one i've designed.and i didn't draw out a set of plans or a full size drawing i made a simple side view free hand sketch(equivalant to a stick figure, which i lost for most of the time i was working on the chair)and just went with the flow.which is probably the reason for at least half of the 80-90 hours it took me.ha ha . nothin better than making something for a child.
That is absolutely fantastic, how about some sizes/details I would live to make a few up for my kids and gradkids
Very nice work. I have been thinking about a full size rocker and your design will be copied for a larger version. Do you have any more pictures you can email me with some of the details and joints. Great work both from a workmanship standpoint and taking a concept and making it into a great looking piece. That is the type of work I also enjoy most.
sure although these dimensions were just sort of pulled out of the air so if there are rules i probably broke them.height-24"(top of back posts)/depth-25"(length of rocker)/width- 15"(widest point on legs)/distance between arms 11"front 10"back/seat height front-9.5"/arm height from seat4.25"
i found that alot of the dimensions were roughly somewhere around half that of an "adult" size chair.but again i probably violated some international chairmaking laws with this one.
all the joinery is mortice and tenon. although i did go new school on the back of the arms and put a big screw in,front of the arms i doweled(for alignment)and also screwed it down. and i glued the youknowwhat out of it too.the walnut plugs are only hiding the screws. water based dye for color and about 8 coats of deft danish oil for finish. thanks for the kind responses.
i would love to build this for each of my grandchildren, do you have drawings of this that you would share?
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