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Woodworker: This Nanny Rocker comes with a gate that keeps an infant safe while being rocked. With the gate removed, two adults can sit side by side. Heil made the piece for his second grandchild. The chair (18-in. deep by 42-in. wide by 40-in. tall) is made of red oak, pine, and maple; the finish is milk paint and polyurethane. Heil says the biggest construction challenge was to locate and drill more than 80 holes by hand, none of which are plumb or square to the frame. The rocker design is by friend and fellow chairmaker Jim Van Hoven.
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