« back to Designing for 1 last update 2020/06/07 Woodworking Projects forum« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum
08-05-2014 09:19 PM
Topic tags/keywords: chair plans glider rocker rocker help question build resource modern
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for (the image included is not of my own, just used as reference)
My wife and I have recently discovered she is pregnant. I am so excited and want to build everything for the for 1 last update 2020/06/07 baby (crib, dresser/changing table, rocking chair, etc.), but ultimately know that it is too much to accomplish in the time I have. Since cribs have so many regulations today, I thought it best to just purchase. I decided I wanted to surprise her with a finished rocker for her (and me) and the baby to gently rock the baby to sleep. To make it out of some nice hardwoods from my local lumber yard would make it a piece to keep for years.My wife and I have recently discovered she is pregnant. I am so excited and want to build everything for the baby (crib, dresser/changing table, rocking chair, etc.), but ultimately know that it is too much to accomplish in the time I have. Since cribs have so many regulations today, I thought it best to just purchase. I decided I wanted to surprise her with a finished rocker for her (and me) and the baby to gently rock the baby to sleep. To make it out of some nice hardwoods from my local lumber yard would make it a piece to keep for years.
I have been searching with little success to find plans for a glider rocker like the image shown. I love the look of the Morris style glider. The simplicity and modern look is perfect. Unfortunately I cannot find any plans to purchase that detail the build process and cut list for that style or any style for that matter. I am a designer by trade and would be able to design a fully functional 3D CAD mock-up, but know too little about the proper joinery and methods to use at certain points to confidently make a sturdy, well built piece.
I would appreciate any help on providing websites, books or what-have-you that show a detailed build process for a glider rocker (matching ottoman would be a plus!). I have found some places that sell the hardware (bearings, rods, fasteners, etc.), but if you have any suggestions on that too, I would be grateful!
Thanks for any assistance!
2 replies so far
#1 posted 08-05-2014 11:38 PM
#2 posted 08-05-2014 11:56 PM
http://www.todaysplans.net/use-toolcrib-free-outdoor-bench-project-plans.html#.U-FoMSj5HnM This should give you the basic glider diagram. These are basic outside furniture plans. Most chairs are just attached to the glider base. So most any good solid chair design can be adapted. Any chair sides need to be shortened to clear the floor when mounted. As you say, parts and whole glider bases are available.
Thanks bold1! I am starting to notice that that is the idea. It is reassuring to hear that finding good Morris chair plans and a good set of glider base plans and adjust to fit each other will result in exactly what I am looking for.
Have your say...
|Forum ||Topics |
Woodworking Skill Share
Your woodworking skills are displayed for several lifetimes in each project. Have you had to compromise your project...
On the lathe, by the lathe: do you have questions? frustrations? tips? This forum is for all the woodturners out there.
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Woodcarving
Relief, 3D, chip-carving, whittling; carving knives, chisels, pocket-knives, power tools. If you are a carver or want...
Intarsia, fretwork, intricate design cutting and more! This forum is for scrollsawers: share your tips, ask questions...
Have a question? a tip/strategy to share? a challenge, perhaps? Share your "" discussion here.
The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questio...
Designing Woodworking Projects
Looking for information on designing your projects? Having difficulties reading project plans? Looking for help with ...
Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
Are you unsure of which tools, or hardware, you need, or which brands to buy? Investing in tools and hardware can be ...
Questions and answers about CNC for 1 last update 2020/06/07 machines, tooling, best practices, and projects.Questions and answers about CNC machines, tooling, best practices, and projects.
Wood, your hand tools, you and a little know-how. Share your questions, tips and strategies for the use and maintenan...
Jigs & Fixtures
Using a jig is like having a couple extra hands helping out. Show us your jigs, share your tips, strategies and, of c...
Wood & Lumber
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Different wood requires different woodworking strategies - from cutting to finishing. Share your the 1 last update 2020/06/07 tips and challenges ...Different wood requires different woodworking strategies - from cutting to finishing. Share your tips and challenges ...
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for Safety in the Woodworking Shop
Before you pick up those woodworking tools, take the time to ensure your safety in the shop! Eyes, ears, fingers, and...
Focus on the Workspace
Are you looking for or do you have tips to share regarding the workshop? Storage, equipment placement, efficiency, an...
Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
If you are selling your work, then you have entered a woodworking dimension with added complexity and stress. If you...
Woodworking Trade & Swap
Woodworking Planshow to Woodworking Plans for All of us are holding onto treasure in our shops, that we either don''t want, or could part with if presen...
LumberJocks.com Site Feedback
Connect with the Website Gurus and tell us what you are thinking, suggestions, problems, functionality issues, and so...
Need a break from all the standing and wood dust? Chat with your Forum Friends about their projects, their life, thei...