Rocking Chair
By Elijah Bernstein-Cooper, July 27, 2015, 0 comments.

In 2012 I adopted plans for an Art & Crafts Rocking Chair from Popular Mechanics for a tech theater woodworking project. Below are images of chair itself.

Drafting

I redrafted the Popular Mechanics plans on paper as part of the project.

Construction

The Popular Mechanics article suggested that to make the rockers, one should kerf the wood, then plane away the leftovers to a smooth surface. I used a less tiresome method, cutting with a bandsaw. This turned out to be relatively simple. I used a belt sander to smooth the bandsaw cuts on both the top and bottom of the rockers. In hindsight, a spindle sander would be much more appropriate for the top of the rocker, where the bend is inwards.