How To Build a Rocking Chair

When it comes to building a rocking chair, it takes work. You are going to need a good set of tools, wood, an understanding of the sanding process, and paint. This article tells you how to build a rocking chair.

Tools

When building a rocking chair you are going to need nine different types of tools. The first tool is a wood saw, you can find one at your local hardware store. Make sure the wood saw is made of flexible metal and has curved edges. The second tool is a spinner. You need to spin the wood in a wood pattern before you assemble the rocking chair. The third tool is a wood knife scraper. You going to need to scrap off extra wood to get a cleaner look. The fourth tool is a construction ruler. You going to have to measure the block of wood to make sure you are getting the right size. The fifth and sixth tool is a handscrew and screws. You need screws to hold the rocking chair together and a handscrew to make sure the screws are set firmly in the chair. The seventh tool is a cutting board in order to cut the wood. The eight tool is a round electric saw with a line ruler. The ninth tool is a sander.

Wood

When building a rocking chair you are going to need wood. The best wood to use is a forest or dead wood. You can go to places that sell trees to see if they will be willing to give you the wood or sell it to you at a low cost or you can go to plant nursery to see if they sell wood to gardeners. If all else fails try your backyard or wood board at hardware store. You are going to need about 7 lbs of wood.

Sand The Wood

When building a rocking chair you are going to need to sand the wood. This process takes only one day. You can buy a sanders, about five, at your local hardware store. The sanders is use to soften the wood before you start cutting it for your rocking chair. You simply run the sander over the wood several times until the wood feels soft to the touch.

Paint

After making your rocking chair you are going to need to paint it. There are wood paints that you can buy at your local hardware store. Wood paint come in light brown, dark brown, forest brown, light brown and dark and light tan colors. You going to need five coats of paint for your rocking chair, and waiting one day in between before adding another coat. In addition, you are going to need a paint sealer and coating.

 

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