Custom Figured Maple Rocking Chair

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Project by mynoblebear posted 11-22-2009 10:18 PM 3529 views 10 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created this Custom Figured Maple Upholstered Seat Rocking Chair to be an introduction to my business for a craft show. It was received well however for some reason I have never been able to sell it. If you see something wrong with this Custom Rocking Chair I sure would like to know what it is so that I would not make the same mistake twice. This Custom Rocker just sits around right in my way. This Custom Figured Maple Upholstered Seat Rocking Chair I created to accompany my Custom Figured Maple Upholstered Seat Ottoman and my Custom Figured Maple Side Table. You can see in the close up images that the lines carry through from one part to thee next creating the look that this Custom Rocker is made from one piece of wood. The legs are sculpted to resemble a cleat that one sees on the dock to secure a boat with a rope. I hope that you have enjoyed viewing this Custom Figured Maple Upholstered Seat Rocking Chair.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 10:27 PM

Beautful wood and execution. It may be that the current economy along with you pricing, which I am not aware of asking price, may be on the high end. The right person will come along one day and snatch it up, patience right now is probably the best virtue. Good luck

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 10:38 PM

Great chair People not spending big moneyright now. What did you ask for it?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 11:08 PM

WOW! You do beautiful work. I bet the pictures really do not do it justice.
I wonder of maybe a darker leather seat would appeal to more people. would give it more of a contrast.
I also think a contoured wooden seat would look nice too.

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 11:38 PM

wow, that’s quite the rocker. Very beautiful

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 11:42 PM

it is a beautiful chair,,,however like lori i think some darker woods mixed in would give it a eye catching contrast…changeing the leather seat cover to a darker leather might make it more apealing…but you did a fantastic job…..economy is a factor right now also…...but i havent seen you post your asking price……dont know if that is off or not..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 12:08 AM

Very nice indeed, awesome work! Welcome to Lumberjocks, glad you decided to join us!

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

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#7 posted 11-23-2009 12:26 AM

WOW…...I mean what else do ya say? If its in your way, send it to me I got a big living room it’ll fit in!! LOL. Id sit in that thing and dare some one else to take it! Absolutely beautiful

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#8 posted 11-23-2009 12:36 AM

Thank you for all of the comments it dose help out quite a lot. At the few shows that I showed the chair at I was trying to get eight thousand dollars retail price. The rocking chair took me 80 hours to create and it was not the first one so my production process was well refined. There is about 400 dollars in materials in this piece. shop rent in my area is about a thousand dollars a month. I am curious what your view is on how much the rocking chair should be priced at to make it a viable product in an ideal economy.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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TD Bridges

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#9 posted 11-23-2009 03:55 AM

Exquisite workmanship. $5300 price tag is so far out of my price range I don’t know what to say. I would imagine that the economy is the main culprit for no sale.

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#10 posted 11-23-2009 04:33 AM


First off, let me say that the materials and your workmanship are beyond reproach and I feel somewhat uncomfortable being critical of the work of someone who is a far better craftsman than I will ever be. However, to my eye, there’s something very dissonant about the back. The main uprights seem to be fighting with the slats. The slats have a graceful double curve, yet the back uprights have a mix of curves and distinct breaks. In my opinion, it just doesn’t work.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#11 posted 11-23-2009 04:39 AM

Exquisite detail and design! Beautiful work and a very nice looking piece as far as I am concerned. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 11-23-2009 04:40 AM

Amazing chair with fantastic details beautiful work

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#13 posted 11-23-2009 03:51 PM

its a beautiful piece, gorgeous wood, excelent craftsmanship etc. from what i have seen for a handmade piece like this its priced about right, could be the economy or where it is displayed. there is one more factor that i dont think anyone has considered… it comfortable to sit in?....looks comfy.

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#14 posted 11-23-2009 03:58 PM

$8000 !!!!!
no wonder you couldn’t sell it

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#15 posted 11-23-2009 04:12 PM

Absolutely beautiful rocker and beautiful wood.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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