Wood turned pieces have been used for furniture from the beginning of turning. Making a wood turned chair is a wonderful way to acknowledge the history of the chair and to end up with a wonderful functional item.


Craft a Timeless Rocking Chair Craft a Timeless Rocking Chair
By: Canadian Woodworking
In this tutorial, a basic Windsor styled rocker is made but with a few unique design twists. It's a beautiful, elegant rocker and great directions.


Making a Porch RockerMaking a Porch Rocker
By: Neal Barrett
In this tutorial, Neal shows us how to make a porch rocker. Most of the parts are turned. And the curved parts are cut out of larger wood blanks instead of the common steaming procedure. This makes it easier for those without steaming experience or tools.


Making a Child's Rocker Making a Child's Rocker
By: Peter Hutchinson
In this tutorial, Peter shows us how to make a beautiful rocking chair that is sized to fit a child. It features turned legs, armrest posts, stretchers and back spindles. It's a wonderful project for a family heirloom.


Building a Bent-Back RockerBuilding a Bent-Back Rocker
By: Brian Boggs
In this tutorial, Brian shows us how he makes a rocking chair with a modern style. The back splats and the back uprights are steam bent. The arms and the rockers are flat boards. All the rest of the parts are turned on the lathe.


Build a Shaker RockerBuild a Shaker Rocker
By: Ernie Conover
In this tutorial, Ernie shows us how he makes a Shaker rocking chair where all the parts of this chair except for the arms, rockers, and curved seat slat are turned on the lathe.


A Four-Post Turned ChairA Four-Post Turned Chair
By: Tom Rettie
In this project, Tom shows us how he makes a chair similar in design to those made in the 14th to 16 centuries. Tom uses a homemade flywheel treadle lathe keeping in tune with the time period. This is a wonderful Renaissance piece and a great project to make.


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