I obtained twenty Herman Miller shell chairs a few years back (for an amazing deal), in an antique liquidation. I use some for our dining table, but I've always wanted a rocker. I know you can buy the rocker bases for as cheap as $60, but I just thought it would be fun to try and make it myself and I already had the materials to make it. I got lucky more than anything as far as the engineering and physics working out, not having an example to look at.
I really like the eiffel bases, but I wanted this to be more simplified underneath the chair. I cut the rocking feet out of a solid piece of teak on the band saw, sanded them and put a few coats of teak oil on them. The legs and base are made out of steel tubing welded to flat bar which I spray painted semi-gloss black.
I had fun making this thing and it totally works, even though everyone's scared to sit on it at first. Except the cat, she loves it (wink*).
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Everything is made to order:
Everything for sale on our website is made to order with listed estimated lead times in product listings. If an item is available to purchase, that does not mean it is "in stock". Lead times are listed in product descriptions. If you have a project deadline and need to know about possible expediting, please send us an email.International orders:
Customers are responsible for any and all; import duties, taxes or fees collected at delivery. Onefortythree does not cover any of these additional fees at time of purchase.Returns:
Unused and undamaged items up to 30 days from the time of delivery can be returned for a refund or exchange. Please make sure you have provided an accurate shipping address, onefortythree is not responsible for any additional shipping costs on unclaimed and/or returned packages. Please double check that you have provided an accurate shipping address at checkout. Any packages that are undeliverable or unclaimed and returned to onefortythree will require an additional shipping cost to re-send.