cherry burl rocker

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Project by scott shangraw posted 08-16-2007 10:51 PM 4470 views 16 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Burl Rocker-Thought I would share my latest rocking chair. It is made of a great piece of Cherry burl that was quite a find in our area. The seat, headrest and arms are all out of the same piece of burl. The rest of the rocker is cherry. This was an incredible rocker.

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

See the professional pictures of this rocker:

Cherry Burl Rocker-

Other rockers:

Black Limba rocker-
Walnut w/purple heart rocker-
Walnut w/purple heart rocker –
Bubinga Rocker-

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 08-16-2007 11:29 PM

Holy Moly! I wish I could make a rocker. I fear it’s beyond me. Wonderful piece! Thanks for posting!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 08-17-2007 12:02 AM


That is very nice, well done. Love the timber.

Too good to sit on!!!

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#3 posted 08-17-2007 12:21 AM

Beauty. I could just look at that grain for hours! (kinda like cloud gazing…)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 08-17-2007 01:23 AM

jaw-dropping gorgeous!!!


(PS. Holy Moly!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 08-17-2007 02:05 AM

Wow. Maloof would be proud.


-- Steven

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#6 posted 08-17-2007 03:09 AM

Beautiful, amazing. incredible…...etc…etc. I cant find enough words to describe this rocker. Something like this would be my ultimate lifetime woodworking challenge. Need a apprentice?

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#7 posted 08-17-2007 03:17 AM

Beautiful rocker Scott.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#8 posted 08-17-2007 04:23 AM

Wow….I can only hope to someday be able to do a Maloof rocker as nice as this. Extraordinary.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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Thos. Angle

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#9 posted 08-17-2007 12:01 PM

Impressive!!What else can be said except beautiful.
Tom, you might not be able to get it done but I’‘ll bet Darth Tater could get’er.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 08-17-2007 07:34 PM

Gorgeous! I’d sell my soul for some of that lumber. <g>

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

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#11 posted 08-17-2007 08:25 PM

That is the sweetest looking rocker I have ever seen. Maloof proud, jealous is more like it. Great Work!

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#12 posted 08-17-2007 08:33 PM

The burl makes it look like there is leather on the arm rest and seat. A gorgeous and superb job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 08-18-2007 01:18 AM

Scott, your rockers are exceptional. The wood is stunning and the craftsmanship is superb.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#14 posted 08-18-2007 01:55 AM

WOW! I have never seen such beautiful wood! Very, very nice. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#15 posted 08-18-2007 03:40 AM

Oh my! I just commented on how amazing your chair was and now I see this extraordinary piece. Thank you so much for sharing these works of art with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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