The Talk of The Town
It's called “King of the Woods, Mac Daddy Rustic Wood Rocking
Chair”; very, very, unique in every way. Nobody can possibly or will ever
duplicate this. I have used eight kinds of wood prevalent to this area of
Michigan where I live. Let me describe the use of the wood from the
Massive Mac Daddy Rustic Rocker
The rockers are made of tough, but gorgeous grain and color Elm; they are
approximately forty-four inches long with around fifty inches at the
bottom length and radius.
Yes, this is a tricky challenge, I found the rockers are the vital life of
this heavy duty Rustic Rocker.
Next, front legs are Sassafras; I shaved and sanded the bark which
highlight a total different color to attract your eyes. Back legs are made
of Young Oak three to four inches in diameter. These logs tower above the
rockers, arms, and butt board, with total length of about 50 inches.
Next, upward, is the seat or butt board, it’s a slab of Ash, average four
and one half inches thick. I contoured the seat deep with the chainsaw
and grinders to a very universal, comfortable fit. I say, “It’s a custom
to your butt fit.” Connected to the seat are four Cedar Posts, four and
one half inches diameter, seven inches tall, to large shapely Pine arm
rests. A very comfortable height. These arm rests are two and three
quarter inches thick, twenty-eight inches long, and up to over six inches
wide. I always keep in mind overall structural strength. The arms, seat,
rockers, and Oak backrest uprights, are integrated for durability and long
lasting strength. The cross logs are of Sassafras, they are connected to
the life line, upright, Oak. The board that you relax back to, is Black
Walnut, about forty-two inches tall. Birch plugs are used to cover
fasteners. Oh, Ya! Box elder wood cross bar on rockers.
What would be more appropriate than to use a Bald Eagle and Bear’s head to
top off this comfy chair? I thought the carvings BELONG in this “King of
the Woods, Mac Daddy, Rustic rocking Chair”!
I just weighed this, could be, family heirloom, at one hundred fifty-five pounds.
There will be some stain used, several coats of a hardwood floor Urethane finish, and Spar Varnish of
high quality with UV protection. Between these coats of finish are long, dry times, and lots of hand sanding.
Your can sit in this chair for a long period of time because of total body
support including your arms, back, legs, and your bottom. You very well
have never sat on a piece of hardwood furniture with such comfort. This
chair is to show the many possibilities of how to create rustic furniture.
This chair is our furniture icon, so it is not for sale but CLICK HERE to see another rocking chair that you can purchase!