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3RaysOfSunshine
« on: July 29, 2011 10:22:03 AM »

I have 3 kids - and for each of their first Christmas', we wanted to buy them a nice mid-size rocking chair - about 30" tall. We found a pretty one in Portland where we were living for my first child. The next one for my son was bent wood - Amish made. I really like them both, but when our 3rd child was born I couldn't find *anything* I liked as well. The ones I did find were way over my budget. I finally decided to make him one out of metal... so out came my welder again! Such a fun project! I'm having so much fun using metal as an "art" medium. Here is a pic of all 3 together!

You can tell that rather than re-invent a design I used my first childs' chair as a template. Rocking chairs are a little complex because they have to be balanced just right or they will not rock properly. If you get it wrong you may constantly feel like you're going to fall out the front or flip over backwards. It was just way easier to match the curves and measurements of another chair...

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 10:38:17 AM »

That is insanely cool.
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 02:46:25 PM »

Epic. I wish I had one.
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