Rocking chair foot stool

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 11-08-2010 06:05 AM 4788 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a foot stool we built to go along with the latest custom double rocking we built, you can view it on this site here.

It is built with 2’’ Brazilian quarter sawn lacewood and Canadian black walnut.

Maloof joints were used for the joinery

We had the top cnc engraved with a special message, which we filled and sanded smooth. We use 2 part epoxy to fill the engraving mixed with Ebony saw dust for the black writing and Paduk sawdust for the red heart.

If you’d like a little more detail on the cnc engraving, epoxy filled lettering process I posted about it on my custom wooden rocking chair blog.

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

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 06:09 AM

What a great wood combination! The splayed legs work well with the chair as well. I don’t think I’ve seen one done that way before.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 06:25 AM

Made with love, so it’s got to be good!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 06:50 AM

They look great together. The inscription adds such a special touch.

-- -Willing to try

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 07:52 AM

That pair (double rocking chair and stool) is poetry in motion. Impeccable design and flow! I salute your achievement.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 09:02 AM

Nice work, great inscriptions.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-08-2010 02:45 PM

those legs on that length of board makes for great lines. nice work, paul.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 03:14 PM

Very complementary to the double rocker.

Thanks for the blog process as well. I also like seeing the “in progress” pictures as you were building it.

Are you going to continue to offer the footrest with future rockers, or was this a one-time deal?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 03:31 PM

thanks guys

for sure i’ll still offer the stool, it’s a work in progress I now have that design but now I want to make a tall stool maybe more like 15 – 20’’ tall but that type won’t fit under the rocking chair.

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

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#9 posted 11-08-2010 03:36 PM

Looks awesome Paul. I really like the use of epoxy and saw dust to fill the engravings… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 11-08-2010 03:38 PM

LOVE THE STOOL- wish I had one of those facny carving CNC machines. :)

-- 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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#11 posted 11-08-2010 03:41 PM

That is very fine work – did you make the chair as well?

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#12 posted 11-08-2010 04:10 PM

That’s the most beautiful furniture set I’ve seen here! Just beautiful!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 11-08-2010 04:18 PM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 11-08-2010 06:32 PM

Yes we made the chair as well, which you can see on my site or in my projects on here

Thanks again guys, this is the second time using this wood combo which worked out great!

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

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#15 posted 11-08-2010 07:06 PM

another super design and great build

-- Custom furniture

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