My in-laws were enamored with these rocking chair footrests at Mast General Store:
They dropped a lot of hints that they wanted them for Christmas, but I didn't feel like paying $43 a piece for these tiny things. Plus, the store only had them in stained oak, and my in-laws have white rocking chairs. So I decided to make my own.
Here is my version:
Here they are after a few coats of white paint:
Here’s the padding. I could have used a third hand here:
And here’s the finished product:
I was in a rush, so I didn't do any decorative work or routing. And next time I’ll lower the lateral brace so it better stabilizes the joint.
UPDATE: I made more – Front Porch Table & Footrest