|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 03-25-2011 03:51 PM||3513 views||9 times favorited||16 comments|
Rocking chair – Curly Walnut & Birdseye Maple
This sculpted custom rocking chair is built from 2’’ Canadian Black Walnut with a good amount of curl that really popped with our hand rubbed oil finish. The back braces are highlighted with a special piece of Birdseye Maple. This is a Medium version ( 5’ 5’’ – 6’ 1’’ ).
- Beautiful Curly Canadian Black Walnut form fitting flexible back braces
- Beautiful Birdseye Maple form fitting flexible back braces
- Coopered headrest
- Exposed Maloof joinery
- Hand carved seat, arms, and joints
- Truly a unique and beautiful custom rocking chair that is about as comfortable as they come, it may seem like we say this for every chair but we always mean it!
The Walnut used was milled by us this summer and kiln dried I have a blog post on my site about getting it all cut up on a wood-mizer band saw. From logs to lumber blog post
The Birdseye maple has heavy eyes as well as a good amount of figure, we are able to slice 8 pieces from a 1’’ thick board to get the lamination’s to keep the grain match as close as possible, but this maple had black streaks through it which kinda throws off the grain match because there random.
Thanks all for having a look, we’re trying to keep up with all the wonderful projects on here, keep on posting!
Paul & Joel
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com