|Project by HenryH||posted 01-24-2011 01:26 AM||1766 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
‘Birdseye’ Rocking chair
I made this chair for my wife. She is 5’ 2” so it is pretty small.
It is based on plans by Hal Taylor. I made one two years ago with the old plans. This one has a more sculpted joint between the arm and the front leg.
It is made from 8/4 Birdseye Maple. The exception is the front and back legs are made of plain Hard maple. Finish is Waterlox natural oil.
Its the first time I worked with birdseye Maple. It was expensive, very hard and did chip a little.
I did not get the best pics of this. I do not think it captures the true beauty of this wood.
It absolutly glows in the daylight!
I am convinced that craftsmanship is secondary to the quality of the wood you use.
I’m guesing I’ll get more comments on the wood than the craftmanship. It happens at home too.
Thanks for looking.
-- HenryH - PA