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rock maple & shaker tape . The dimensions for this rocker came from a book on shaker furniture. These folks sure knew about comfort and getting chairs to fit the folks who would use them. Because the shakers strove for lightness and not having anything uneccesary in their chairs, this rocker amazes me as I can lift it up & over my head with one arthritic arm. Thanks for looking and many thanks to those who take the time to comment

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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KayBee

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#1 posted 03-30-2010 02:14 PM

Looks comfy. Nice job.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 02:46 PM

looks different in blue
but niice work

Dennis

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 03-30-2010 03:01 PM

Dennis: I am unsure of your post. Looks different in blue..what is “different?” Shakers used many, many colors. Could you please explain a bit more?

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 03-30-2010 04:47 PM

Gorgeous!

I have been contemplating making one of these. I think you just gave me the “shove” I needed. Thanks.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 03-30-2010 06:12 PM

michelletwo sorry I didn´t know that
and it´s maybee only becourse I´m
living in Denmark and when I have
seen similar things the seats always
have been made in more ligt brown/
ligt grey/ white naturel colours
and never seen it more colourful
it was not ment negative at all
I think you did a great work
with that chair

Dennis

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 03-30-2010 06:34 PM

Hey Dennis: thanks for clarifying. I made this for my own livingroom It is blue/brown/tan mix type color scheme. I did not take offense Dennis, I just didn’t understand, so I asked. Shakers used lots of red *& blue in their tape..they even made multicolor tapes. Have you ever gone to the shaker workshop website? (I believe they have all the “official” historical colors) They have all the tape colors there. Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 03-30-2010 07:44 PM

that´s what we are here for share and learn
thank´s for the tip on the web site
and I have after a little thinking always
thought shakers wasn´t so much into
colours from what I have seen on
the crazybox they call television

thank´s

Dennis

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mafe

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#8 posted 03-30-2010 09:02 PM

Hi,
This is a extremely beautiful chair!
It is my big wish to one day do a chair excatly the same.
I have always admired the shaker furniture for their beauty.
Since I’m a architect I find taste a pesonal thing, but I love all these beautiful colors of the shaker tape, and that they go well with the simple design.
(I’m Danish also…). ;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 03-30-2010 09:09 PM

tienes razon,son comodas y muy ligeras,he fabricado algunas mecedoras como la tuya y es un placer disfrutar de ellas .

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michelletwo

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#10 posted 03-30-2010 09:12 PM

Hey Ramon..thanks for your comment. I don’t understand one word of it, but hecky-doo, I appreciate you took the time.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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michelletwo

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#11 posted 03-30-2010 09:17 PM

Hi mafe: thanks for your interest. I would think a Danish architect would like shaker. It is very close to the modern danish ideas.(and I believe I may have read somewhere that there might be some danish influence that the shakers liked & made their own) I have always liked simple clean lines & light wood danish appeals to me (I know the imports to America are not super danish, but the real danish stuff I have seen is lovely)..Maybe it’s in my blood? I’m Scananavian from way back!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 03-30-2010 09:22 PM

hi Dennis..glad you found the site & saw all the pretty colors. shaker tape was a shaker invention. Back then seats were made from splints & such and one could get a pinched rear end in them. The shaker weavers figured out how to make a fabric that wore like iron and was colorful too. I enjoy speaking with others about woodworking, and have enjoyed all the comments today Thanks

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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