Mesquite Ladderback Rocker

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Project by gerrymorrell posted 11-13-2011 02:39 PM 1561 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest chair. It is a mesquite rocker with the ladderback slats instead of the vertical slats. It is a design influenced by Brian Bogg’s greenwood ladderback rocker . The seat is solid wood and the back slats are made of glued up of 3/16” thick slices of mesquite as are the rocker sleds. I used crushed tourquiose and black epoxy to fill in some of the cracks in the mesquite. The chair is my entry for this years Texas Furniture Maker’s Show and is entered in the Texas Furniture Catergory.
This years show started on November 10th and runs until December 10th.

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#1 posted 11-13-2011 02:43 PM

Nice looking chair. About the only way you could have made it more Texan was to put some bull horns on it.

I like it without the horns


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#2 posted 11-13-2011 02:49 PM

That’s a gorgeous use of Mesquite.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 11-13-2011 03:35 PM

fantastic craftsmanship

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#4 posted 11-13-2011 05:33 PM

Great looking chair! Let us know how you do in the show. I love working with mesquite.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 11-13-2011 05:40 PM

Very beautiful.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 11-13-2011 08:09 PM

Love that you have keept the woods imperfections also.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 11-14-2011 07:17 AM

It’s a beauty. I always like your chairs, they look comfortable. Good luck with the show.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 11-14-2011 03:42 PM


-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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