written by: Brad
I had to do some repairs on my back porch and had a little bit of pressure treated lumber left. I thought it would be a fun project to see if I could build a rocking chair out of the left over scrap material, so I got started designing it with Google Sketchup.
During the design I tried to keep in mind the build process as I went along to make everything as simple as possible. Most of the joinery is simple to cut out with a datto blade, but that isn’t even necessary. I did have one part that required a large radius to be cut out of a 2x6 to make the back rests. That ended up being a hard cut to make and once I was finished I realized it could be built from a straight cut board without too much impact to comfortability.
I am not really sure how long this chair will last. I didn’t design it to be a family air-loom or anything like that. It is just screwed together…I didn’t even use any glue…yet. If if falls apart I might consider adding some construction adhesive or a waterproof glue of some sort.