This cute miniature rocking chair is so easy to make, and it's fully functional. All you need are a few clothespins and wood glue. This is perfect for holding dolls, stuffed animals, or gift giving!
A vintage miniature wooden rocking chair with a woven wicker seat and backrest. The chair features rounded ears, carved stiles, floating armrests with turned supports, and four turned legs with double stretchers on rockers.
I think the hardest part about this project is just waiting for the glue to dry. Remember to allow glue to dry between each step before continuing. I kept the glue on its side rather than standing throughout the project to make it easy to pour out. You can pretty much figure out how to make this by looking at the pictures but I'll give you the steps anyways.
1. Disassemble the clothes pin by pulling out the metal piece. Be careful with your fingers as you could get caught.
2. Build the seat with 6 wooden pieces, glued side-by-side.
3. Turn the seat to the back and glue 2 supports down crosswise as shown in picture 3.
4. Glue two wooden pieces flat against each other to make the legs. You need 4 of these.
5. Glue the legs to the seat. I found that gluing 2 fronts, then 2 back helped in in ensuring that the leg would be even. The legs are probably the hardest part to glue. I tried to hold them to keep them stable while they dry.
6. As shown in picture 6, glue an additional side supports to each 2 pair of legs (one front, one back).
7. Glue 2 wooden pieces to the back of the seat on the top.
8. Glue a wooden piece across the bottom of 4 pieces as shown in picture 8. This is going to be the back to the chair. Attach the back to the chair.
9. Add the armrest to the top of the chair legs.
10. Glue across a wooden piece to support the back top as shown in picture 10.
11. To make the chair rock create 2 pieces as shown in picture 11. 2 pieces are butted together and glued on top of the flat portion of a wooden piece. Connect the top pieces at the cut out groove of the bottom piece.
12. Attach the legs to the 2 rocking pieces and you got yourself a pretty cool mini rocking chair. I used a Beanie Baby on mine but it should fit Barbie size dolls too.
And I bet, like my mom, your mom would love it too.
When local craftsman Brendan Sherer got the call asking him if he’d be interested in crafting dozens of customized miniature rocking chairs for the gift bags for this year’s Emmy Awards, one question popped into his head.
Mini Metal Rocking Chair - ( 4 reviews).