How to keep rocking chair from tipping backward
This piece was so great it didn't require sanding at all. I used a few coats of Rustoleum Gloss Grey paint and am really happy with the color and coating results.
My hubby cut a board for the seat and I sanded it as well as rounded the edges a bit. I then cut the foam seat and attached it with spray adhesive to the board. Next, I cut the batting and fabric and stapled them on, completing the seat.
I sat in this wonderful chair after the finished cushion was put in place. Comfy!! I started to rock a bit and quickly discovered that two things need an immediate remedy:
Question 1: The back - the poles are VERY uncomfortable on the back. I initially thought I would just put fabric down the middle but it needs more than that. So, my current plan is to get webbing and cover it and weave it on the back. But I don't know if that will be enough to take the discomfort out of the poles. Thoughts or advice here?
Question 2: I noticed that as I started to rock, the chair seemed to lean back a bit too far. Of course, I always push the envelope and decided to see exactly how far. Next thing I know, the chair completely tips backward and I land on the back of my poor sleeping lab! I felt HORRIBLE! She didn't even yelp and was not hurt at all but she got up and out of there pretty quickly. I checked her over, apologized, hugged and promptly treated her. Poor girl! Truth is - had she not been there, the likelihood is strong that I would have hit the tile floor head first. I might be a little sore and emotionally bruised but she saved me!
Anyway, I digress. Obviously I would not want anyone else to encounter the same fate so I'm looking for an absolute solution to this rocker EVER tipping like that again. Let your comments rain down!
I'm not sure I will be able to forgive this chair for hurting me or my labbie, but if we could make sure it doesn't happen again, it will save it from the "fail" pile.
Thanks in advance!
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