View Full Version : Rocking horse and child rocking chair

Tim Vice
02-18-2008, 1:53 AM
Does anyone have plans for a nice rocking horse or a childs rocking chair. I would like to have. I would like something with solid rockers with some scroll work in the solid wood

As for the chair I found one some time ago and forgot to mark the page. but something with solid sides with some ornate work similuar to the horse rocker.

I have a CNC router to do the scroll work so that should not be a problem I just cannot find any plans that I like.

Thanks for the help

Tim Thomas
02-19-2008, 4:42 PM
I have a book of selected projects from the New Yankee Workshop that has a nice rocking horse plan in it. I have a nephew that I am going to build one for (he's still a bit small for it right now). It doesn't have scroll work in the design, but the sides are made from thick planks that I think you could easily add your own scrollwork to without compromising the strength.

Here is a link to the project on the NYW site:

Buying the book would probably be cheaper and it has plans for about 10 projects, including the Adirondack Chair that I've heard a lot of good things about. The book is "Classics from the New Yankee Workshop" and if you search for it on Amazon.com you will find that there are a lot of used copies out there that you can pick up for just a few bucks. I think the book does an excellent job of describing how to build the various projects, and it does include scale templates of the various pieces. They aren't full-size templates and are not as detailed as the measured drawings you can get from the New Yankee site, but I think for most of the easy-to-intermediate projects that they are more than adequate.

Robert Miller
02-20-2008, 12:04 AM
I really like this plan:


John Yogus
02-23-2008, 12:56 PM
Check this out. You may be able to modifiy it to your needs. This was my first woodworking endeavor and I've made a few since. They seem to turn out better each time. http://www.furnitureplans.com/pi_products/6100

Benjamin Jones
03-03-2008, 12:14 PM
Here's about 30 different rocking animal plans:

Dennis Lindhorst
03-26-2008, 8:19 AM
I've built two rocking horses from Norm's plan- and would build another if the need arises. As already noted, you could do some scrolling on the side panels- plus there are two heart shaped pieces that you could dress up.
You can check out a pic here: