Project of the Week: Double rocker is twice as relaxing

Don and Dave Runyan provide plans for carpentry projects.
BY Don and Dave Runyan Published: May 6, 2013
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When it comes to warm summer evenings, nothing beats a cool drink in a comfortable chair out on the porch. In fact, the only way to make it better is to share the moment with someone special. This handsome porch rocker built for two is a great way for do-it-yourselfers to do just that.

The project's classic Mission styling looks great on any porch or patio. Easy to build, it calls mostly for straight cuts of standard cedar lumber (as pictured; other species also work well), and features full-size patterns for the curves on the rockers and the seat.

Construction is as simple as it is solid. First, trace the patterns onto wood and cut everything out. Next, sand, drill pilot holes and assemble using glue and screws. To finish, apply oil, sealer, paint or stain as preferred.

The chair measures about 44 inches long by 36 inches tall by 29 inches deep (at the rockers).

The Double Porch Rocker plan, No. 929, is $10.95 and includes step-by-step directions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.

A package of porch furniture plans, No. C154, is $24.95 and includes this plan plus plans for a matching single rocker and porch swing. A free catalog picturing dozens of projects is also available. Please include $4 per order for postage and handling and allow about two weeks for delivery.

To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o The Oklahoman, 821B S Tremont St., Oceanside, CA 92054. To order by credit card, call 800-828-2453. Visit U-Bild on the web at u-bild.com.


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