Posted September 19, 2014
I built this Rocking horse in 1994 for my sisters grandchildren, first time joining large pieces of wood together. Use red oak for body and rocker with mahogany inlays for ridle and striup straps, macramed the mane and tail. Went thru my sisters grand children (2), my brother's grandchildren (2) and now my great grandchildren are using it, only had to replace the macrame cord 3 times but other than that very sturdy, my wife and I can both sit on it and rock. Easy to do, took only 3 weekends with minimal tools.
I have built 3 of these...
Posted May 21, 2013
I have built 3 of these horses over the years from the plans offered here. Plans ARE complete which any accomplished woodworker can follow with ease. The plans do work!! Plans are full scale. Use carbon paper to transfer to wood. I have used white oak, Maple, Mahogany, Walnut. Brushed Poly mane is still looking great after over 6 years. Excellent plans and easy to follow.
I just finished building this rocking...
Posted February 19, 2013
I just finished building this rocking horse and it turned out great. The plans had everything a hobbyist woodworker like me needed. The plans included a list of materials needed, templates of actual sizes for cutting the wood, and details of where screws, dowels, etc. go. I found the plans to contain the necessary detail required and have no idea where previous reviews had problems with the plans. Some woodworking knowledge would be helpful. I made a few cosmetic modifications, ie: instead of making the inlays flat, I actually had them raised with rounded edges. I made some appliqués for the hooves too. I used cherry wood for the saddle, inlays, and appliqués and I used white ash for the rest.