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A glider rocker differs from an ordinary rocking chair in that its seat is suspended in its own frame. As a result, the unit glides back and forth rather than rocking.

This do-it-yourself version features a unique mechanism to produce its gliding motion, using T-nuts, bolts and washers instead of ball bearings. Materials for the glider rocker include oak plywood, dowels and spindles, T-nuts, bolts and washers, screws, nails, wood buttons, stain and finish. The completed chair measures 41 inches tall by 24 inches wide by 25 inches deep.

The Glider Rocker plan, No. 853, is $9.95 and includes step-by-step instructions with photos, full-size traceable patterns, exploded diagrams and a shopping list and cutting schedule.

To order, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif. 91409. To order by credit card, call (800) 828-2453. Visit U-Bild at

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