|Project by yellowtruck75||posted 06-15-2014 12:45 AM||2356 views||16 times favorited||33 comments|
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