Mesquite childs rocking chair

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Project by DrPepper posted 03-20-2011 03:22 PM 1490 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this chair out of leftover scraps of mesquite from my daughter’s full size chair. Had to get creative in layout and cutting to get enough for this chair, but I thought it turned out well. Used 4 coats of the Maloof mix of tung oil/poly plus 2 coats of poly/wax for finish. Sold it to the first person who saw it!

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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#1 posted 03-20-2011 03:39 PM

I love the Maloof style rocking chairs you’ve built. They’re fabulous. How did you get started?

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 04:06 PM

Looks great. I am starting my first one now, hope mine turns out half that nice.

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 05:42 PM

I noted you’ve made several Mal’ff rockers. How much time do you have in the last one and what was your retail asking price? great looking work. s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 05:50 PM

I took a class with Robert Hensarling in Uvalde, TX, a master rocking chair builder. Always wanted to build one and had the opportunity to go to his school. Just google him, he has a great website! As far as selling them, it’s whatever the market will pay. I have about 50 hours in this chair.

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 10:17 PM

ok I really like this


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#6 posted 03-22-2011 04:50 PM

Very well done, love the mesquite!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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