How To Build A Rocking Chair By Yourself

If you have ever felt the sensation when you are on the rocking chair perhaps it would give you a glance of insight about the joyful ride sway back and forth on it. It is a delightful feeling that almost all people like it. Though rocking chair has a connotation to the old people but these days many young people also enjoy being on the rocking chair.

If you are agree with this statement then perhaps it would be likely if you want to know about how to build a rocking chair by yourself. Of course it will reduce the cost that you need to obtain it. However you also need to have a good skill in craftsmanship in order to get a good result. If you feel that you do not have enough skill to make it, I advise to buy it because it is easier.

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Material Used In How To Build A Rocking Chair

Wood is the main material that is used in the process of how to build a rocking chair. However there are certain wood that may not applied for making the rocking chair. Make sure use the hard wood which can stand the weight better. Please forget about using the plywood. It is because plywood is really light and not durable enough to stand with the weight tough it is cheaper than the hard wood.

The example of hard wood that you can use in making the chair is pine for the least expensive material and if you want to use a more durable one, choose oak if the chair will be put outside.

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The Instruction About How to Build A Rocking Chair

First thing about how to build a rocking chair is that you need to cut the wood. We will focus only on the base part of the chair. The upper part will be left the measurement on your taste. For the initial phase cut two pieces of wood. Measure it about three and a half inches wide, three fourth inches in thick, and twenty one inches long to make front leg.

Mark the one of edge of the wood to be the top side. Mark 6.5 inches of the front leg to make notch that is about 5.5 inches long and 0.75 inches deep on each front leg. The notch will be front support. The support in bottom front will have measure about 0.75 inches thick, 1.5 inches wide, and 44 inches long.

Cut the back leg with the measurement of 0.75 inches thick, 30 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. The measurement of the rocker will be about 0.75 inches thick, 34 inches ong, and 3.5 inches wide. Fit the curve that will be applicable for the swinging. Then afterwards your lower part of the rocking chair is finished.

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You can follow this instructional how to build rocking chair video below here:

To ensure that rocking chair assembly is simple, and to avoid problems, make sure that you choose high quality rocking chair plans for your project. Soon, you will enjoy the smooth rocking motion, as you relax to the rhythm of the chair.

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