Rocker Cradle

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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 06-15-2014 12:45 AM 2444 views 16 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4 Years ago I discovered Sam Maloof, Scott Morrison and Hal Taylor. From the first time I saw Scott Morrison’s rocker cradle I knew that I wanted to build one. After 22 Maloof rockers I figured it was time to tackle the #1 item on my bucket list. The rocker cradle is a mix between Scott Morrison’s, Hal Taylor’s and my own designs.

Rocker Cradle is built with 65+ bf of figured cherry with 40 ebony plugs. The most difficult part was definitely the rail. The cradle rail is 12 pieces of 1/8” x 5.5” x 6’ cherry laminated around a horse shoe form. The rail alone took me an entire Saturday just to cut, bend and clamp.

The rocker was built as a center piece for art shows and an heirloom to pass on to my future child (wife due August of this year).

Total time is roughly 8 weeks

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#1 posted 06-15-2014 12:54 AM

Awesome work. A centerpiece, indeed, and I certainly hope mother and baby enjoy rocking in this bit of love!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 06-15-2014 01:09 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture, very well crafted.

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#3 posted 06-15-2014 01:12 AM

That is definitely one beautiful piece and that’s a lot of work done in just four short years.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 06-15-2014 01:30 AM

This is an impressive accomplishment! Well done!

Soooo – what’s #2 on the bucket list??

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 06-15-2014 01:30 AM

Beautiful chair and one more item crossed off the bucket list.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#6 posted 06-15-2014 01:33 AM

Very clever, and very well executed. You have certainly thought ” out of the box” on this when, and arrived at a result with both form and function. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 06-15-2014 02:27 AM

Very VERY nice!

Looks great…

Great job!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 06-15-2014 02:39 AM

Wow, that is an awesome piece of furniture. Surely you have earned some Major points from the Wife! I bet that your Children’s Children will enjoy this piece. Congratulations on a spectacular piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 06-15-2014 02:57 AM

So impressive ,great looking rocker/cradle.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-15-2014 03:12 AM

Definitely an heirloom! A day to complete the horseshoe rail sounds like lightning speed to us. Thanks for sharing your masterpiece.


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#11 posted 06-15-2014 03:24 AM

Wow! That is really cool. Well done sir…

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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#12 posted 06-15-2014 03:34 AM

Another winner from your shop. I see Hal Taylor influence in the spindles headpiece and arms but I didn’t think Hal had plans for a nanny rocker. Did you use Scott’s patterns of make your own? I’m curious as I want to scratch this off my bucket list someday and still have some design questions.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#13 posted 06-15-2014 05:49 AM

Perfectly beyond fantastic! Gorgeous!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#14 posted 06-15-2014 07:14 AM

and very elegant

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 06-15-2014 09:56 AM

Wowww !!!

There is nothing else to say than ’’Bravo ’’ I’ m impressed and even more when I picture the two special persons who will share that work of art…

-- andrek

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