In the 1850s, when a rocking chair was a standard possession of North American settlers, the Collignon brothers of New Jersey invented a line of folding rocking chairs that could be more easily transported in a covered wagon. Based on these rockers, our plans preserve the character of this style. Plans include fully diagrammed instructions and full-size templates for all curved pieces.
The narrow chair is 38" high, 17" wide, 33" deep and folds to 8" thick.
The wide chair is 42" high, 23" wide, 35" deep and folds to less than 11" thick. Their compactness makes them well suited for any veranda, cabin or porch.
We recommend exterior-grade Baltic birch plywood for the curved pieces (chairs made with plywood usually have opaque finishes). Strip-laminated solid wood, albeit more challenging, is an equally suitable material.
Hardware packs that have been specifically tailored to these rocking chair plans are available separately.