Walnut Rocking Chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 12-02-2008 05:54 AM 2046 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my lastest rocking chair that I just finished up and delivered to a customer in OK.Client wanted all black walnut with no other accents in contrasting woods which is a little different than my normal chairs. Finish is a mix of Tung,Linseed and Poly.

“Want to learn how to make this rocker? Visit our “How to Build a Rocking Chair page for more info.

-- Scott NM,

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F Dudak

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#1 posted 12-02-2008 05:59 AM

A beauty as always!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#2 posted 12-02-2008 06:06 AM

You may not have been able to use contrasting woods like you are so skilled at, but your use of grain and sap wood is stunning. The head rest is amazing. It really accentuates your wonderful carving and shaping. Awesome chair, thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 12-02-2008 06:22 AM

...another beauty!

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#4 posted 12-02-2008 06:45 AM

Beautiful chair

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Rasim Ramadan

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#5 posted 12-02-2008 09:18 AM

I feel that you just ask the wood to take this shape and it just obey, that is a fantastic chair.

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-02-2008 02:41 PM

Gosh Scott, there are so many posts any more that I almost missed this one. Just a great chair. Well done, indeed.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 12-02-2008 03:02 PM

beautiful work … hope you enjoyed making it

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 12-02-2008 03:19 PM

That is a truly beautiful chair…as if the wood has taken on a new life.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 12-02-2008 04:24 PM

Way to use that figure! Beautiful design and execution as always. That’s one inviting chair…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 12-02-2008 05:59 PM

Single-wood projects are good too. Beautiful work as always. Scott!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 12-02-2008 06:04 PM

You found enough contrast in the grain of the walnut to make it look more interesting.

-- Zipsss

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Les Hastings

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#12 posted 12-02-2008 08:12 PM

Another awesome rocker Scott!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 12-03-2008 01:44 AM

I’ve got to make one of those! Great job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 12-03-2008 04:23 AM

Stunning a absolute beauty…thanks for posting Blkcherry

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Mark A. DeCou

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#15 posted 12-03-2008 05:48 AM

very nice chair. I like the solo-walnut. Very talented couple, you both are.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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