A small selection of free rocking horse plans that even a beginner will find it easy to master the art of making a splendid custom made rocking horse.
A rocking horse is not a substitute for a real horse, but for a little boy or girl, it has to be the best present ever.
One of the best things about a project like this is that you can make it with a few basic tools using project timber, sometimes known as white wood, unlike many other woodworking projects which require expensive machinery.
You don't have to be a skilled woodworker to make a rocking horse. It is the kind of project which invariably succeeds, given an enthusiastic and persistent approach.
Making rocking horses for kids is a rewarding pastime. Most people who make rocking horses because it's something they really enjoy doing for their family and friends. What if there was a way to earn an income by sharing your passion?
The simple designs will appeal to woodworkers of all skill levels. Even experienced woodworkers will find plenty of opportunity for exercising their skills.
Many rocking horses are made by people with very little experience, so even if you doubt that you can do it, I encourage you to give it a go. There will always be somebody out there to help if you need it.
Rocking horse plans includes patterns and building instructions.
Free to download.
Free plans to build rocking horse Oscar and Rosie, his little sister. Full size patterns with step by step building instructions.
Not one, but TWO free plans for a rocking horse called Andy with a seat height of 500mm (20 inches) and Andy Junior with a seat height of 350mm (14 inches.)
Pinto Rocking Horse is another simple design, easy to make, complete with photos and construction notes.
Seat height of 400mm or almost 16 inches.
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