|Project by mwilhelm||posted 12-04-2014 03:47 AM||1979 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
This Maloof style rocker is the second of two rockers made from soft curly maple. This one is for my parents for Christmas and the other one in the background is for my wife’s parents. These pictures really don’t represent the amount of curl in this wood well. I would take more pictures but I don’t have them anymore to take more pictures. Although both chairs are very similar, there are certain details I like better in each chair. I have realized I really enjoy working with curly maple. Different curls just pop out at different times in the finishing process.
For this chair I removed some of the wood from the bottom/front of the seat to make it look a little more delicate while not decreasing the seat’s integrity. The accents in the runners is black walnut and the other accents are bastogne walnut. The finish on these chairs is amazingly smooth. My parents visited for Thanksgiving and couldn’t stop rubbing them because they loved the chairs and the finish so much.