Teddy Bear Rocker
I just finished a Teddy Bear rocker for my 1 year old granddaughter, Lily's first birthday.
It is made from red oak, and poplar. I purchased the original plans from Rockler. I was disappointed in the plans. They came half-scale so I had to spend more money to get them copied to full scale and the drawings had no dimensions, just the square grid. I was still able to get it all together.
I stained it a medium brown with Cabot oil based pecan stain. The nose and eyes were stained using Minwax dark walnut. I finished it with 3 coats of Minwax oil based polyurethane.
I carved out the ear pattern using my Dremel and a burring bit.
Overall, I am very happy with how it turned out since I have not completed a furniture type project in over 15 years. I have been too busy with home renovation projects.
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