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Rocking Chair


grand slam
grand slam
grand slam
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Adirondack rocking chair made for the dock area by our boat.

The project involved substantial ripping, cross-cutting, and mitering of 2" hem-fir and 1" pine. A table saw was used for ripping. A radial miter saw was used for cross-cutting and mitering. A band saw was used for specialty cuts. The band saw was also used for making the rockers.

The joints are glued and screwed. The construction itself can be seen from the pictures. Some of the tools used are listed in the tools secton of this project. Additional standard woodworking tools were also used.

The finish involves multiple coats of satin polyurethane rubbed down with 0000 steel wool. Linseed oil was rubbed in to provide an attractive look after the final coat.

The resultant chair rocks well and is suitable for an adult.

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  • This chair is so nice and looks like it was build to last for years to come! Beautiful view, too!
    By RYOBI NATION, on May 1, 2018
    • You are perceptive. The rocking chair is intentionally extra-sturdy so it will stand up in the elements by the dock. For example, the chair contains numerous over-lapping tongue joints---joints which allow substantial surface contact, but are easily cut on a band saw.

      I am relatively inexperienced. This is my first rocking chair. The design was developed as the chair was built---without plans and without a model. Any comments from the group are welcome.
      By grand slam, on May 2, 2018
    • Great idea to add several tongue joints! We would never know from the look of this that you are relatively unexperienced! Nice build.
      By RYOBI NATION, on May 3, 2018

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Rocking Chair

by grand slam
Apr 28, 2018

Adirondack rocking chair made for the dock area by our boat. The project involved substantial ripping, cross-cutting, and mitering of 2" hem-fir and 1" pine. A table saw was used for ripping. A radial miter saw was used for cross-cutting and mitering. A band saw was used for specialty cuts. The band saw was also used for making the rockers. The joints are glued and screwed. The construction itself can be seen from the pictures. Some of the tools used are listed in the tools secton of this project. Additional standard woodworking tools were also used. The finish involves multiple coats of satin polyurethane rubbed down with 0000 steel wool. Linseed oil was rubbed in to provide an attractive look after the final coat. The resultant chair rocks well and is suitable for an adult.