Rocking chair - Walnut with sap

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This chair was built using 2’’ Canadian Black Walnut with Lacewood plugs, it is based off the design of Hal Taylor this is a medium ( 5’6 – 5’-11 ) with a beautiful sap line offering contrast down the center on the seat and headrest.

These chairs are a labor of love to build at the end sitting in it you think does it get any better, then glance over at the pile of 8/4 walnut notice some interesting grain, and start jointing your way to the next chair I guess it does.

We are currently building this same chair but with inverted head rest lines and rear legs the extend past the head rest, should be close to finish by the end of next week. We just got a website up about 1 week ago, and are keeping a small blog on there showing our daily activities with a lot of pictures so come for a visit and if you happen to be in southern Ontario, Canada come on by for a seat.

We are keeping this chair to show clients how spending a little extra time choosing the layout of the lumber can show how beautiful nature is and make one really unique chair that will last longer then me.

The chair features:

Coopered Headrest
Form fitting flexible back braces
Hand sculpted everything
Hand rubbed oil finish
Bent lamination – rockers and back braces

For more detailed pictures please visit
Custom rocking chairs and tables

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

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice, you really crank those chairs out.

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful example of Maloof’s work. You really do have a way of making it look easy and we all know it isn’t. Kudos.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Another fantastic piece! The grain detail in the back really adds to the piece.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

What a beautiful chair. Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Fantastic – a true piece of art you should be very proud of!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

Very nicely done! I like your Maloof style joints too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 1433 days ago

paul that nice’s work. i like it a lot

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#8 posted 1433 days ago

Beautiful work, Paul. I wish you continued success.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#9 posted 1433 days ago

Another fantastic piece! The grain detail in the back really adds to the piece.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

I could only dream of being able to create something so perfect and so beautiful and so inviting…

-- christine

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

your usual HIGH CALIBER…kudos

-- 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 1433 days ago

Really beautiful.

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

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#13 posted 1432 days ago

I wish I was talented enough to build a chair like this. Absolutely beautiful!

-- Dr. Nick

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#14 posted 1432 days ago

Another Beauty!!!

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

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#15 posted 1432 days ago

You’ve got it down, your new name should be beautiful chairs. Wonderful workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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