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Old 05-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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Rocking chairs on gravel

When we bought our rocking chairs, we first used them on a concrete pad with a mat. No problem. But, most of the time, we set up on a gravel/sand/dirt or busted concrete pad and the rocking chairs don't like anything but a smooth surface. Thought about using a pc of plywood but that would present storage problems as well as the rockers "walking" on the plywood. Decided to try routing out a 2 x 4 to accept the rockers. They work great and don't present such a storage problem.

p.s. Saves the rocker tubes from getting dirt/sand and other debris in the slide/fold mechanism
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Neat !!!
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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Getting ready to make a few sets to peddle in FL this winter. Hopefully we can get rid of them otherwise, we will have some good firewood.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Dunnc, another great idea. You should be beating a path to the patent office and protect future sales!

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That is a neat fix! We can say we knew you "when"... Heres to successful sales at your next stop!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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When we bought our rocking chairs, we first used them on a concrete pad with a mat. No problem. But, most of the time, we set up on a gravel/sand/dirt or busted concrete pad and the rocking chairs don't like anything but a smooth surface. Thought about using a pc of plywood but that would present storage problems as well as the rockers "walking" on the plywood. Decided to try routing out a 2 x 4 to accept the rockers. They work great and don't present such a storage problem.

p.s. Saves the rocker tubes from getting dirt/sand and other debris in the slide/fold mechanism
Very neat idea. My first thought was to buy some aluminum 'U' channel cut to length (for those of us that don't have your woodworking skills but can yield a hack saw)
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