I found the pattern on the Ramblings from the Burbs blog way back in March of last year. You can find the template and some great tips on her blog. Here are the steps I took to make mine.
2'x4' 1/2" Plywood
2 - 1"x4"
1" Kreg Pocket Hole Screws
Paint or Stain
9 - 1"x4" cut at 13.5" (slats)
Template from the Ramblings from the Burbs blog (rocker)
Copy the template onto your wood.
Make the cuts. I used my miter saw to make the slats.
Step 4: Sand everything well. I usually wait until everything is built before I sand, but I wanted to paint before it was assembled.
Step 5: Paint or apply finish of your choice. I used Rustoleum Ultra Cover paints and I sealed it with Rustoleum Clear Gloss spray paint.
You may want to place marks on the rockers at the locations that you want to place the slats. I did not do this, but I wish I would have. My rocker is not exactly even because I did not do this.
Step 7: Using 1" Kreg screws and wood glue, attach the slats to the rockers. I started in the middle and worked outward on each side. I did not measure, but I placed them about 3/4" in from the base of the rockers. Be sure that you attach the slats so that they are at the same place on each rocker. This is where the marks would have come in handy.
I filled my pocket holes, sanded, and did paint touch ups. You could also skip this step and leave the holes.
Step 9: Enjoy!
I am so glad I finally got around to building this! You can not only rock in it.