Knocked down, stripped, sanded, REstained & sealed—
and REcovered at last!
It looks a little more “orange-y” in the picture than it actually is–lighting? The first two rockers were red oak so I stripped, sanded and only seal coated. This one the guys said was a white oak so I had to mix stains to get a color match. I really LUV’d the natural, ashy color and would have preferred to only seal coat this one too, so~ bummer.
1- Not being a big Oak fan, the graining difference -red to white- was a real surprise.
2- Back in the Day~ it was a common occurrence to use numerous woods in a project, then camouflage with DARK stain. And all 4 of our rockers did “match” by color.
Here it is now!
*Notice the “extra heavy” on this grain sack! ; D
The 1st and 2nd rockers were more of a “match,” as were the 3rd and 4th rockers–and that’s how I originally divided them with my mother. I preferred, and took, the “thicker” seated rockers—but believe me, any one of them is SUPER COMFY to sit in & stay a loooong while!
The view above shows the feed sack I chose just a bit more than the one below—it’s one of those common Fulton Seamless bags. But I wanted this sack because it included the “extra heavy” –and I have a wicked sense of humor!
*The 4th rocker (that I *foolishly* sold in the Rose Bowl antq market) also had a thicker seat -but with a lower back, but the poor thing was in such ruff condition. Grandma padded and covered the whole back in a farm grain sack -so I never saw if it had simple slats or another split splat back design before selling. Hey~the guys I sold it to were pretty excited to get it no matter!