Rhino Rocker

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Project by bearkatwood posted 10-31-2015 12:20 AM 1410 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Rhino Rocker that is made of Port Orford White Cedar and Padauk.

It won Best of Show at the Port Orford Cedar Festival in 2006.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 10-31-2015 12:43 AM

Very nice I can see a lot of hours in this chair., your design?

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 10-31-2015 12:47 AM

Yes, it is a design I came up with. Maloof inspired, but I tried to throw my own spin on it.

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 10-31-2015 03:47 AM

Love the look. Good color contrast.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-31-2015 04:30 AM

Beautiful chair, funny name. Thanks for sharing, Brian.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 10-31-2015 06:29 AM

Magnificent, fancy and appears to be quite comfortable. Someone will spend countless hours of enjoyment. Apparently the padauk and cedar complement themselves in movement and expansion/contraction??

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#6 posted 10-31-2015 07:26 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 10-31-2015 10:12 AM

Wow! The lines on that are amazing! Thanks for sharing this, it’s very inspiring

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 10-31-2015 01:40 PM

Cool and unusual design. And your usual flawless execution.

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

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#9 posted 10-31-2015 01:52 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 10-31-2015 02:14 PM

Brian, this is a great looking rocker.

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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#11 posted 10-31-2015 02:35 PM

Congratulations – on a beautiful chair and on winning Best of Show. A very nice design and the wood is beautiful. Does Port Orford White Cedar have the same characteristics as other varieties of Cedar? We can only grow Easter Red Cedar around here.
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 10-31-2015 03:43 PM

Port Orford cedar was very popular for shipbuilding and has a very beautiful look. We had a blight here about 10-12 years ago and many of them died off, but they are coming back well. There is a luthier south of me that uses it for his guitars and they are beautiful I bought a piece of highly figured P.O. cedar about 4 years ago and it should be about ready to play with, I will have to go in the shop and hunt it down. ;)

-- Brian Noel

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#13 posted 11-01-2015 12:27 AM

Looks very comfortable. Interesting concept too.


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#14 posted 11-01-2015 05:46 PM

Crazy looking rocker, and that’s a compliment. When I was in the Navy I was stationed with a Dennis Bork and he was from Brandon. Do you know him… Ed???

-- Ed Port Republic

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#15 posted 11-01-2015 09:14 PM

I don’t think I know that name, but I don’t know many people in town. I am kind of hermit and don’t get out of my shop much.

-- Brian Noel

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