Sinker mahogany double rocking chair

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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 09-19-2015 11:41 PM 1346 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Double rocking chair built from sinker mahogany. Genuine mahogany cut in the mid 1800’s in Belize. While being floated to the mill several logs sank and were lost underwater. A few years ago a team of local fisherman discovered the logs under the mud and began recovering them. We purchased the lumber from Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford PA. Hearne traveled to Belize to over see the sawing of the logs.

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#1 posted 09-19-2015 11:44 PM

Wow, that is a gorgeous piece of furniture. You certainly treated that special mahogany with the respect that it deserved. Congratulations!

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 09-19-2015 11:49 PM


Super GREAT job! COOL!

Maloof would be very proud of you!!

That wood must have cost a fortune!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 11:51 PM

You are a Master of the Maloof Rocker!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 01:50 AM

Beautiful wood, design and workmanship.

-- too old to rock & roll......

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 01:58 AM

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#6 posted 09-20-2015 06:15 AM

Very elegant,great craftmanship

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 10:51 AM

Beautiful Workmanship!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 09-20-2015 03:18 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture!!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 08:03 PM

Beautifully done. Those logs waited a long time to be transformed into this terrific rocker.

-- John Little, ToyMakers of East Lake

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#10 posted 09-20-2015 09:00 PM

Another beautiful chair, I wouldn’t expect any less from you. Great job!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 09-20-2015 11:51 PM

Amazing job. Beautiful curves and spectacular grain.

-- Julian

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#12 posted 09-21-2015 12:48 PM

Beautiful. Always tough for me to decide where to use the “good” wood, so it mostly stays on a shelf.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#13 posted 09-21-2015 02:19 PM

That is beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 11-19-2015 03:13 AM

Gorgeous rocker! Well done

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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