Walnut Rocking Chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 2060 days ago 1630 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 2060 days ago

A beauty as always!

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

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#2 posted 2060 days ago

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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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2060 days ago

...another beauty!

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#4 posted 2060 days ago

Beautiful chair

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Rasim Ramadan

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#5 posted 2060 days ago

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 2060 days ago

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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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2060 days ago

beautiful work … hope you enjoyed making it

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

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#8 posted 2060 days ago

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 2060 days ago

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 2060 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 2060 days ago

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 2060 days ago

Another awesome rocker Scott!

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

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#13 posted 2060 days ago

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 2059 days ago

Stunning a absolute beauty…thanks for posting Blkcherry

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Mark A. DeCou

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#15 posted 2059 days ago

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

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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