Monday, November 7, 2011

Restoring a Craftsman Style Rocker, Conclusion

There is but one rule - it must belong, must blend, must fit the setting, whether it be cabin, outdoor kitchen, bench, stool or whatnot in the woods. That which is wholly in order in the city may raise its distressing head with consummate ugliness in the wilds.

Bernard S. Mason, Woodcraft, 1954



Here is the rocker in its restored form.



The seat cushion was made by Georgia at Lyons Upholstery in Lyons, Colorado and she did a wonderful job.



I used a Minwax red oak stain that I left on for quite a while before wiping it off. I applied 3 coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly, which I must say, is very easy to apply and the results are amazing! I was truly impressed with this wipe on polyurethane, I would use it again. No wonder the luthier Paul Jacobson is now using this poly as an option to finish the tops on his guitars.



Our living room, the restored rocker is on the right. The rocker on the left needs to be refinished, but doesn't need any work to keep it from falling apart like the other did.

2 comments:

  1. Great job, and it looks like a very comfortable fit on the new seat.

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  2. Thanks, Tico! It sits next to the fireplace where my wife and I can enjoy a blazing fire in the evening.

    Wilson

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