|Project by mwilhelm||posted 09-22-2014 12:48 AM||1858 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I just finished this Maloof inspired rocking chair (also inspired by Bill Kappel). This was made from soft curly maple with accents of black walnut and bastogne walnut. Two years ago I moved from Ohio (the land of maple trees) to Texas where soft curly maple is not abundant. I found that it was actually cheaper for me to buy the maple from Ohio and have it shipped to Texas than it was to buy it here in Texas.
Back to the chair. This is the first of two soft curly maple rockers I am making currently. This one is for my wife’s parents for Christmas and the other will be for my parents. Originally I was hoping for maple with more sap wood and less pink and brown coloring but after finishing the chair, I think it looks nice how it is. I tried to take pictures that would highlight the curl as well as show the design of the chair but it can be difficult to get great pictures with just a phone.