Instructables
loading
loading

Revamped rocking chair with re-used insect screen ribbons.

Featured
Picture of Revamped rocking chair with re-used insect screen ribbons.
102_0033.JPG
102_0273.JPG
102_0274.JPG
102_0275.JPG
photo-29-05-13 13:51.jpg
photo-29-05-13 13:51.jpg
SDC13813.JPG
SDC13814.JPG
SDC13829.JPG
SDC13830.JPG
IMG_4108.JPG
IMG_4110.JPG
IMG_4111.JPG
IMG_4150.JPG
IMG_4151.JPG
IMG_4152.JPG
IMG_4153.JPG
IMG_4154.JPG
IMG_4155.JPG
IMG_4156.JPG
IMG_4158.JPG
IMG_4157.JPG
IMG_4159.JPG
IMG_4160.JPG
IMG_4161.JPG
IMG_4162.JPG
IMG_4165.JPG
A few years a go we bought a nice old rocking chair at a flea-market. After scrubbing off a very old, thick and ugly layer of brown paint, sanding and adding felt to the legs it served it's duty in the living room. When we got some other chairs for the room the rocking chair moved outside to the veranda. The Dutch wet climate and winters freeze did a quick job of cracking the wood and crumbled the woven seat. Our new dog we got this year did a last good job on that seat.

So time to revamp this rocking chair, because summer is coming!
After removing the remains of the seat, treatment with a steel brush, some sanding and a little bit of glue in the joints I gave it a three layer coating of oil.
Then the difficult part came; the weaving of a new seat. I had a disposed and incomplete insect-screen with a nice colorful look kept for this purpose. I thought it wouldn't be hard to try the same technique as was used with the rush on the old seat. I was wrong, because of the trapezium form of the frame and the width of the ribbons that didn't work. I tried it according some instructions found in some old books I have (I've got quite a big collection of how-to books and other instructional stuff) and instructions found on the internet.
Then I was inspired by this Instructable (thank you Katvanlew!) and decided to just weave it in some sort of herringbone pattern (as in this video on youtube, however I made my own variation). I'm quite pleased with the results so, let those pleasant warm and long summer-evenings come for some rocking rest!
ynze2 years ago
Nice one!
Dave A (author)  ynze2 years ago
Dank u ;-)