Rocking-chair is one of the most pleasant accessories for a summer cottage or a balcony. If you like the idea of spending time sitting comfortably with a book in your hands, or wiggling around admiring your garden, this master class will definitely come in handy. To make a rocking chair with your own hands, you will need fairly simple materials and tools that are usually available at each cottage. On the manufacture of this popular piece of country furniture will take you about 3-4 hours.
The choice of source material depends on how durable you plan to make your rocking chair. It is also important who will use it: a chair for a child can be made from plywood, and for an obese person, thick wood is needed. Yards are chosen according to the same parameters: they can be either plywood or oak or pine. In a word, choose what is available to you, and depending on this, you will get the result that your materials allow you to expect.
We offer you a look at step by step instructions and drawing rocking chairs with dimensions.Change all parameters according to your needs and capabilities in terms of materials.
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What do we need?
- two wood panels
- wooden beams for cladding (at least 20 pieces)
- connecting beams (3 pieces)
- wood varnish
How to make a rocking chair?
To begin with, it is necessary to cut two identical body parts from wooden panels. Take a look at the diagram below to see what they look like. We recommend to build a drawing of a rocking chair on graph paper, then to transfer it not a tree.
We cut out the parts of the wooden panels. The edges of each of them process with sandpaper. Additionally, you can polish blanks for the future rocking chair.
We fasten them together to make holes for fixing beams. It is very important to keep them level so that there is no bias in the rocking chair.
At the bottom of the blanks at a short distance from the edge we place three strips. All of them should be at equal distances from each other. Their length in this case is 0.8 m, width - 5 cm, thickness - 1 cm.However, you can take others. Secure them with a screwdriver.
Next, take the slats with a length of 1.2 m. Place them at a short distance from each other. So we need to make a facing cloth for the rocking chair, which we also fasten to the screws.
Our chair is ready! Now you need to cover it with a water-repellent varnish for wood. This will protect it from rotting and weathering. Additionally, before this, you can paint our crafts. It will not be superfluous to treat it with a special antifungal spray.
This self-made rocking chair can be upholstered with something soft or lay a carpet on it and tie it on top. It can be made wider - for two people, or narrower - for small children.