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Glider Rocker and Ottoman

A glider rocker and ottoman I made for my wife. It is made out of white oak. The original plans called for dowel joinery. I decided to use the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig instead.

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Comment by otto lehmann on March 30, 2015 at 11:59am

Thanks Matt, Just wondering if maybe Loctite would help.

Comment by Matt Dunning on March 29, 2015 at 11:02am

I don't remember the exact part number.  The hardware looked like the picture.  For some reason I could not get the bolts to stay even with a lock washer.  

Comment by otto lehmann on March 29, 2015 at 9:27am

Thanks a lot Matt. Much appreciated. I find pocket holes much easier than dowels. Which glider hardware did you originally use? Was it the Rockler pivot hinges #RC51243?

Comment by Matt Dunning on March 29, 2015 at 7:31am


The entire chair is made using pocket holes.  The seat is strong and I have had no issues.  The only issue that I ran into with this project was the glider portion.  The original glider hardware I had kept coming loose after use.  I replaced it with a ball bearing kit and it worked better but it sill is not as smooth as I would like.  The only other issue I hit was attaching the chair to the base.  Even with pre drilled holes it was difficult to get a screw in and a nice flush mount since there is not enough space to get a clamp under the chair.  Good luck and post some pics of the finished chair.  If you have any other questions let me know.

Comment by otto lehmann on March 26, 2015 at 4:08pm

I have started building this set Matt and have debated whether I could use pocket hole screws instead of dowels especially on the seat. Did you find that they were adequate in place of dowels? By the way your finished product looks great.

Comment by Matt Dunning on July 28, 2011 at 8:00am
Finally got a chance to upload a pic of the finished chair and ottoman.
Comment by Garfield Duncan on May 29, 2011 at 10:30am

Good show Matt, these look great ! I would love to build these in the near future.

Comment by Matt Dunning on May 20, 2011 at 4:38pm
The chair and ottoman still need to be sanded and a finish applied.  I will post the final results once I have finished.

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