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Windsor-Style Rocking Chair (Digital Plan)

Windsor-Style Rocking Chair (Digital Plan)
by Peter Galbert
Digital Project Plan

This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are updated to make the project more accessible to new chairmakers.

The project requires a lathe with at least 18 in. between centers. The parts are steam-bent.

*Actual dimensions will vary when dealing with the steambent parts, curved surfaces, and angled joints in this rocker plan. Use these plans as a guideline and take final dimensions from the individual parts as the assembly progresses. Don’t try to follow them to the nearest fraction of an inch.

SKILL LEVEL: Expert

PLAN INCLUDES:

  • Scale drawing
  • Detailed cutlist
  • SketchUp drawing

REQUIREMENTS

  • Google SketchUp (free download available here).
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    This Windsor rocker was inspired in part by the chairs of Sam Maloof, which is why the sculptural quality of the seat extends to the arms, crest, and spindles. Traditional chair-making techniques are updated to make the project more accessible to new chairmakers.

    The project requires a lathe with at least 18 in. between centers. The parts are steam-bent.

    *Actual dimensions will vary when dealing with the steambent parts, curved surfaces, and angled joints in this rocker plan. Use these plans as a guideline and take final dimensions from the individual parts as the assembly progresses. Don’t try to follow them to the nearest fraction of an inch.

    SKILL LEVEL: Expert

    PLAN INCLUDES:

    • Scale drawing
    • Detailed cutlist
    • SketchUp drawing

    REQUIREMENTS

  • Google SketchUp (free download available here).
  • Additional Information
    Extra Ever wish you could get a digital project plan that allowed you to customize the design to suit your own needs? Here they are! Digital project plans in SketchUP, the free Google drawing program.

    Are there any other advantages? For starters, you'll get your plan immediately. Your digital plan will consist of drawings in PDF format, with detailed, measured drawings and a cutlist. Full-size drawings are included for critical parts and templates. All of the drawings can be printed on a typical consumer-grade computer printer -- the larger template drawings can be taped together or you can take the file on a disc or flash drive (or email) to a local copy center for printing on Arch D size paper. The projects also have written instructions to guide you through construction process. If you want to modify one of the projects, the SketchUp version of the plan will be perfect for you.

    Available free from Google by clicking here, SketchUp allows you to manipulate the drawing and make as many changes as you like to fit your needs -- or make more substantial changes to the design. You're limited only by your creativity.

    If you need help using SketchUp, visit our blog Design.Click.Build. hosted by Tim Killen and David Richards.
    Author Peter Galbert
    ISBN 978-1-60085-405-7
    Publication Year 2011
    Other Formats 11255
    Cover Digital Project Plan
    Format N/A
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