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And now that chair I mentioned…If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you already got a sneak peek of this chair I made for my niece, Tory, as a baby shower gift this past weekend.
You might remember I made a chair for my other niece, Lily, back in October.
Lily’s was the first one I ever made from the frame up and I knew all along that the upside was that she got my first chair, and the downside was that she also got all the mistakes I made my first time. The arms were a little wide for the scale of the chair and stuck out a bit oddly in the back. The frame was made of pine, which was a little too soft, and needed lots of unforeseen reinforcement.
So I corrected all those mistakes this time around, changed the style a bit, and overall really love how Tory’s chair came out. I still have a few things I’ll tweak for my next chair, but on the whole, I feel like I’m getting this whole thing down!
Linking to Tatertots and Jello, Liz Marie Blog, Miss Mustard Seed, Craftberry Bush, Savvy Southern Style, The Winthrop Chronicles, Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
I love your design and the fabric you chose! I was looking for chair plans because I recently came across a hand made chair that I wanted to replicate. One thing that I really like in the design of the one I was given that you might like is the rocker portion is up under the chair. It is a solid rounded edged piece of wood, for us it is great because little sister’s fingers can’t get squished as easy. It also keeps kids from trying to over rock the chair because when you rock too far forward or backward the chair itself touches the ground as a stopper, I thought that design was ingenious! Thanks for sharing your plans!
Oh absolutely! Such a smart design. I love that. Thanks for sharing with me!
Here is a photo of the chair upright. I did not make this, it was made by a gentleman in SD who apparently gives them to a head start program and in turn they give them to students. I really like that the rockers being tucked under the chair. I’m trying to analyze the build without taking it apart :)