Lacewood Rocking Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 05-07-2010 11:04 PM 3216 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished another rocker this time I used 8/4 lace wood, I purchased the wood at Burlington exotic wood and I’m very happy with the quality of the lumber.

The wood was great to work with which I did’t know how it would be as this is my first experience with it, I will say lot’s of fine dust!

These pictures are just before wiping of the second coat of 3 part finish

I used walnut for the plugs and walnut in the rockers as a highlight

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 11:11 PM

Wow, a very impressive chair, hope you enjoy many years of use.


-- Steve

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 11:30 PM

Look at that grain. Love the close-up of the seat.

-- Kate,

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 11:37 PM

Beautiful rocker. You did a great job. The lacewood is really nice and such a nice looking wood. It reminds me somewhat of leopardwood. What type of finish are you using? I noticed you said a 3 part finish.

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#4 posted 05-08-2010 12:16 AM

Spectacular…I don’t know what to say.


-- Greg, Severn MD

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 12:57 AM


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

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#6 posted 05-08-2010 01:31 AM

Stunning, thank you for posting!

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#7 posted 05-08-2010 01:37 AM

Absolutely beautiful….......... what a wonderful choice of woods !
Lacewood / Leopardwood is one of my favorites to work with.

Great job and thanks for sharing

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#8 posted 05-08-2010 02:55 AM

Beautiful! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 05-08-2010 03:07 AM

Paul, YOU are the man!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the best version of Maloof I have seen. Maybe it is the wood used, but a very fine work. I wish I could do that. IT IS BEUTIFUL.


-- Ralph New Hampshire,

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#10 posted 05-08-2010 03:10 AM

That is an amazing chair. You did a wonderful job on it.

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

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#12 posted 05-08-2010 04:04 AM

Great Job. I really like lacewood

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#13 posted 05-08-2010 04:07 AM

That’s one amazing chair very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 05-08-2010 05:22 AM

You know Paul, these Maloof inspired chairs are getting to be like Adirondack chairs and end grain cutting boards. Way beyond my skill level nonetheless. But you have managed to take the style and with the unique beauty of the wood you chose, raise the form to a new level. Well done. I’m guessing this one’s for a client though because who could afford that much lacewood, right? Well, maybe for a good mother or something. lol


-- Jim

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#15 posted 05-08-2010 05:39 AM

Incredible grain!! Beautiful build!!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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