Curly Maple Sculpted Rocker

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Project by gerrymorrell posted 10-08-2010 03:57 AM 1995 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair will be shown at The Texas Furniture Maker’s Show at Kerrville, Texas. The chair has some different details added to the different transition areas and to the back of the back spindles. Basically I am accenting the joint areas. I had grown tired of just blending those areas together and this is what I came up with.


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#1 posted 10-08-2010 04:22 AM

What a beautiful rocker. Great job.

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 04:29 AM

Beautiful!! Well done…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 04:47 AM

Very nice work. I like the wood, but your workmanship steals the show. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 05:35 AM

The craftsmanship is fantastic, but I can’t get over how amazing the figure of that wood is. Thanks for posting pictures.

-- David from Indiana --

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 07:48 AM

wow love it. i saw a chair similar to this at an art show and it was sold at over 8k.

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 09:25 AM

When I look at a piece like this all I can do is admire the makers skills, & wonder how long it would take me to settle back & have a little rock / snooze.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 11:16 AM

Incredibly beautifu and looks so comforable!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 01:25 PM

Another great job Gerry. Thanks for sharing.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 01:26 PM

That is a very nice rocking chair and I love the wood.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 10-08-2010 02:36 PM

You usually don’t see this style done in a light wood. Nice change of pace. Beautiful piece!

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#11 posted 10-08-2010 08:07 PM

WOW, this is gorgeous! I love the shape, grain, joinery, etc, etc; everything about this project.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 10-08-2010 08:59 PM

Beeyootiful! Those “details” sure do make a big difference! Thanks for sharing!

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#13 posted 10-08-2010 11:20 PM

hi fantastic rocking char the workmanship is outstanding one can only admire talent like yours


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#14 posted 10-08-2010 11:34 PM

And they say there are no modern miracles.

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#15 posted 02-13-2012 04:23 PM

WOW! That is beautiful!

Quick question – how much of it did you laminate/glue up?

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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