Another long ago furniture project. When my boss’ son was born back in 1992, I made this rocking horse for him out of a pallet that a large CNC machine was delivered on. The main runners of this pallet were some 8×12″ red oak timbers. After re-sawing and planing, this beautiful wood emerged from the oil soaked pallet.
The mane and tail are extra heavy carpet yarn individually knotted to prevent little hands from pulling it out, the eyes are glass from the taxidermist, and the ears are leather. My ex-boss took these photos in 2011. After 19 years and teaching two children to ride, it still looks like the day I made it. Hopefully it will be put to good use with the grandchildren.