Heirloom Project A Rocker Is On Just About Every Woodworker S Bucket List If You Can Appreciate Smooth Subtle Curves And Are Up For A Challenge This Design Might Be For You
Heirloom project a rocker is on just about every woodworker s bucket list if you can appreciate smooth subtle curves and are up for a challenge this design might be for you is article about Magazine bookmarked by roberto with ID 11877768749 was uploaded on 03-02-2019 and has been viewed 71,752 times.
Craft a Timeless Rocking Chair Photos by Jonathan Otter (Lead Photo by Johanna Matthews); Illustration by Len Churchill Building a chair is, in many ways, the most difficult task a woodworker undertakes.
A chair must be light enough to move easily, must stand up to the strains put upon it decade after decade, should look beautiful and graceful, and should accommodate the human body with comfort.This means a good chair likely has many curves, few straight lines and no right angles.
Building a rocking chair adds to this litany of demands that it be balanced just right and rock smoothly without travelling obliquely across the room.Design, on the flyWith the birth of my daughter, Sophia, it was time to make a rocking chair.
The basic Windsor form, with its flexible spindles and deeply sculpted seat, makes a wonderful platform, and I wanted to explore the possibilities of this design.While my sketches provide the basic silhouette, much of my design work is done intuitively.
The shape of one part informing the next.As is my habit, I started with the seat.The seatThe shape of the seat is very much a matter of taste, save a few necessary design principles.The back...