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I'm trying to copy my in-laws rocking ottoman and I'm stuck on the rocking mechanism. Here is one picture of it showing the end of a bolt, a nut, and washer. I'll post another picture in my next post since its only letting me post one picture
 

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Here's a picture of between the 2 pieces that spin. There's a nut in there with a washer on the one side of it and a thin plate on the other side which has 2 small hex head screws holding it tight. I'm trying to figure out how to accomplish this. Here's what I was thinking: If I get a bearing and a bolt that fits inside it (snug). Recess the one piece of lumber to accept the bearing so it's flush. Drill a smaller hole inside that to accept the head of the bolt. Install in that piece of wood. Than slip a washer (that has a diameter bigger than the bearing) over the bolt and use small screws to fasten it to the wood (to keep bearing assembly from companies no out). Than thread on a nut to act as a spacer, and another washer after that. Drill a hole in the other piece of wood so the bolt slips through and on the other side recess the hole to accept a washer and nut. It sounds complicated but when you think about it, it could be how this one is done. I can't take it apart to check so I thought I'd ask your take on it.
 

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Try Googling "glider chair hardware".
 

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The bolt ,most likely, has a steel bushing over it---then a washer to secure the wood.

Bushing are available at any hardware store.

As Joe suggested---look for instructions for a glider chair.
 

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I did find the hardware. It's made by plate river. $80 for the entire package. Everything worked out though. I forgot I already had one of these ottomans buried for years. It's not nice looking but it m going to remove the hardware. Thanks for the help
 

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So I tried removing the hardware from that spare ottoman. With the way it's made I can only get 4 assemblies removed. In order to get the other 4 I'd need to cut the support dowels off so everything can be separated. Not going to do that. So instead I bought 10 bearings off eBay for $9 and got bolts, nuts, and washers at the hardware store. So it's only costing me $30 instead of $70.
 
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