Rocking Away – Part 2


It has been a while since I first posted about the rocking chair we are working on.  We made some good progress over the weekend and should get it finished up soon.  The rocking chair, like the steam bent chair, is done with green joinery.  Green joinery means the posts (legs) are still green (moisture content above 25%) when fitted with the beams (rungs), which are seasoned to a moisture content around 8%.  As the legs season they shrink around the rungs providing a strong mortise and tenon joint.  I’ll post more about the process at a later date but for now here is a photo of the completed chair back joined with the back legs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s