Lacewood Rocking Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 1538 days ago 2586 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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Steve Friedman

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#1 posted 1538 days ago

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


-- Steve

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#2 posted 1538 days ago

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

-- Kate,

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 1538 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#4 posted 1538 days ago

Spectacular…I don’t know what to say.


-- Greg, Severn MD

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

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#6 posted 1538 days ago

Stunning, thank you for posting!

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#7 posted 1538 days ago

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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Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 1538 days ago

Beautiful! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

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

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#12 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

That’s one amazing chair very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1538 days ago

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 1538 days ago

Incredible grain!! Beautiful build!!

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

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