Franny Monaghan Lathe
Franny Monaghan Lathe
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  • Westminster, MD

Another Sad and Lonley Rocking Chair Looking for a Baby to Be Rocked

3 Materials
$30
2 Days
Medium

I found another sad and lonely rocking chair at my favorite hang out Good will . I will be 60 soo and I remember my Mom telling me that back in the day Dr. Spock , not the Star trek character to let the baby cry awhile. Well when I cam along she said to heck with that " I'm gonna rock and snuggle my baby girl" So I always had space for a rocking chair when my kids were babies. And when my grandbaby was born I think I had a rocking chair in every room. So hopefully this little beauty will find a good home.
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
It was hard to see the beautiful wood that was under all the grimey finish
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
I'm pretty sure this burled walnut under the goop
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
Someone replace the cane seat with this pressboard piece . It was pretty but not finished.
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
I used denatured alcohol and scrubbed her down. Then I used my Dremel with the wire brush to clean out all the small grooves.
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
My flash was a little too bright but here it is cleaned up with a clear coat
another sad and lonley rocking chair looking for an baby to be rocked
Here is the seat with a clear coat finish.

Suggested materials:

  • Chair  (Goodwill)
  • Denatured Alcohol  (Lowes)
  • Helmsman spar varnish  (Lowes)

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2 of 6 comments
  • Swan Road Designs
    on Sep 16, 2018

    Beautiful job. The baby will enjoy the soft rocking of the chair.


    The only thing I can offer, after 30 years of furniture restoration experience, is that you further secure the lovely hammered seat by completing the tacks by adding a full tack line You will be happy you did this.

  • Franny Monaghan Lathe
    on Sep 17, 2018

    I will Walmart has pre spaced connected ones that will do great

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