Busy do-it-yourselfers will appreciate this quick and easy outdoor rocker project. Even amateurs will find that they can finish it in one or two summer afternoons.
The project requires only basic tools: a saw, drill, screwdriver, wrench and sandpaper. Redwood is preferred because of its strength and durability outdoors, but other woods like fir, pine and oak also work well if properly treated.
The project uses only 10 different cuts and only 19 pieces in all. All of them are traced from full-size cutting patterns, so sizing them is simple: just trace the pieces onto wood, cut them out, drill holes where shown, sand and assemble with 26 wood screws and 12 nuts and bolts. Then apply paint, stain or whitewash.
The rocker sections are broad enough to keep the chair from sinking into soft grass, but an easy design change makes the chair stationary.
The completed rocker, which measures 36 inches tall by 24 inches wide by 29 inches deep, should stand up to years of regular use.
The Outdoor Rocker plan, No. 130, is $6.50 and includes full-size traceable patterns, complete step-bystep directions with photos and a shopping list and cutting schedule.
A catalog picturing hundreds of other do-it-yourself projects for indoors and out is $3.95. Prices include sales tax, third-class postage and handling (for first-class mail, add $1 per item).
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