Snapshots from the Studio (Garage) | Repairing Our Mission Rocker

Snapshots from the Studio (Garage) | Repairing Our Mission Rocker

Way back when we were first married (21 years now!) we lived in Chicago, Andrew started building furniture. I helped with the sanding etc., but it is one of his hobbies. Anyway, I had a friend at the lab I was working at then had a house with a broken down greenhouse, and inside it was an oak mission rocker that had been left in there for a long time.

Andrew was able to bring it back to life, glueing the joints and bringing life back to the wood. We recovered the seat with a floral chintz and it’s been part of our household for 20 years! I often use it to stage pillows and bags in when taking pix in the backyard:

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So 20 years later, it needed some glue again, I’d like to change the the color of the seat and we’ve learned a bit more about upholstery so we wanted another crack at the making the seat more comfortable (it really wasn’t very comfortable, so it’s not been sat in all that much!)

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Hubby’s other hobby is building model airplanes, and he has this tool to cut styrofoam – it looks like a bow, and has a wire that can be heated. I worked like a charm to cut the new foam padding:

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It’s ready for some hand dyed linen!

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