After the great "does your chair rock?" debacle followed by the add-on rocking/swivel base revelation, I was really ready to have a successful rocking chair conversion!
First task was fixing the broken no-sag spring. This would have been easy if I was reupholstering the chair, but I'm not, so I had to sort of rig it up. (Because I can't thru the fabric to the top of the frame to screw in the new clip.) I also couldn't get my hands on a hook-link, but I was able to get a free edge clip from the really nice guy at Stephen's Interiors. (BTW, this place has some really great fabrics. I grabbed my clip and ran out so I wouldn't come home with bolts upon bolts of fabric!)
I've been feeling super anxious and unproductive lately, so last night at 8:30pm, I decided that I was going to tackle this project. Luckily, we had a piece of leftover 3/4" plywood already in the basement from Marc's kitchen cabinet projects. Here's a step-by-step of what I did:
Footnote: The title is something that probably only Marc and my sister Missy will think is funny. The toy on the right in the above photo says loudly "Now You're Rockin'!" Followed by: "That was SO cool!" I like to think that the toy's comments are now directed at the new rockin' chair.