To allow the chair to rock back, the bottoms of the sides must be cut into shallow Vs. The tipping point of the V is critical. Your Rok-Bak chair must:
be completely stable when rocked backward; do not exceed the 5½" rocker dimension on the drawing.
stop, with a small thump, in the reclined position.
not lean prematurely; it should require a light push with your feet, but not be difficult to rock backward.
Temporarily disassemble the chair so that you can make identical, accurate cuts (preferably with a circular saw) on the bottom of each side. Make it a shallow V, and if you’re about the same height and weight as me, you can make the bottom cuts as dimensioned here.
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