Rocking Chair Refurbishment

Refurbished an old rocking chair which was in pretty bad shape. The back was being held in place with a piece of plywood nailed to the back. The chair had to be completely dismantled and all of the old wood reconditioned. Several pieces were broken beyond repair and had to be made from scratch. The main back piece was broken but unique enough to warrant the extensive repair. The break was such that the piece wouldn't have enough strength to be usable without reinforcement. Reinforcement was done by drilling small holes through the sides and inserting small bamboo dowels (a very strong wood) and plugging the end holes with small plugs made from pieces of the chair that weren't usable. Filler for the holes was made from sawdust made from otherwise unusable parts from the chair. The back top piece was a piece of maple selected to closely match the color and grain of the rest of the chair. The entire woodwork was finished in an oil rub. Lastly, new upholstery was installed using fabric supplied by the client.

View Shipping & Maker Policies

Made in Sonora, KY

By Flint Hill Innovations


All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.

No reviews yet

Each week, expert artisans from across the country become makers on CustomMade.

Every maker has a story. Be a part of Flint Hill Innovations's story by placing an order, leaving a review, and seeing your review appear here.

More Projects by Thomas Hammett

Other projects you might like