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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Outdoor Rocking Chairs
« on: September 03, 2019, 01:54 PM »
Knew this was going to happen...built a porch out front and now my wife wants me to make a couple rocking chairs  [eek].

I'm always up to the challenge but worried it will take a long time to build these. Searching for designs I came across several that are Adirondack chairs with curved rockers attached to the legs. I made an Adirondack chair and love-seat many years ago but don't know how they would function as rockers.

Any advice on building outdoor rockers or if Adirondack rockers are any good appreciated.


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Offline Rob-GB

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Re: Outdoor Rocking Chairs
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 12:04 PM »
You can't go wrong with the Adirondack plans from Veritas, they are very comfortable and tried and tested for many years. I made a couple 20 years ago and the rocker alteration was included in the plans.
I have made a traditional turned rocker for a client (also many years ago) but you can fit rockers onto most chair designs.
 Hope your project goes well.