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Rocking Chair, Tiger Maple 'Classic Ranch' style

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Project by bkap posted 842 days ago 1840 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have posted this rocker as an example of the updated rounded bottom seat. Note one of the pictures shows this feature rather well. The ‘classic’ style Headrest and the ‘ranch’ style front leg are features of this rocker. The Headrest is made using burled Tiger Maple which I was fortunate enough to obtain several lager burl growths a few years back.

The unique features of this rocker are for one the size is a bit larger than an average rocker. The other feature is it is made in the ‘lied back balance’ position. As you might know by reading my comment on my web site at www.kappelusa.com I emphasize balance as a paramount aspect of fine rocking chairs for a complete pleasurable rocking experience. A balanced rocker to the personality of the patron is as important as the runners are.

Six or seven years ago while my wife and I were exhibiting our rocker in a trade show we had eight rockers displayed. My wife’s custom was to have the booth visitors try each rocker to demonstrate the different ‘balance’ and sizing of each rocker. I remember a little gal came into the booth to try the rockers. She sat in a ‘Classic Ranch’ Tiger Maple laid-back extra large rocker with her feet dangling a foot off the floor. My wife, as usual, invited her to try the other rockers and her response was “I like this one” my wife said “we play musical chairs” so she did try all the rest of the rockers. After leaving the last rocker she went to the first rocker and she re-sat in it exclaiming “I like this one”..

I learned a lesson that day to never try to select a rocker for a customer, but rather allow them to experience and choose their preference in ‘balance’.

I am still giving the ‘Free Text’ on how to build the Maloof style rocker. Just visit my web site at www.kappelusa.com and click on the ‘supplies’ page.

-- Rocking Chair Guy





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 842 days ago

Beautiful chair ,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bowtie

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#2 posted 842 days ago

WOW!!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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HalDougherty

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#3 posted 842 days ago

That’s a beautiful selection of wood and an example of some fantastic craftsmanship!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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newfie2

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#4 posted 841 days ago

beautiful rocker

-- Todd

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bigkev

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#5 posted 841 days ago

Beautiful chair. Love that burl.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 841 days ago

Wow, that is just great. Well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 841 days ago

Your posted chairs are making me drool. This one rivals the Argentine mesquite as my favorite.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Rj

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#8 posted 841 days ago

I haven’t been on the sight for a long time and have to tell you this is one of the best rocking chairs I’ve ever seen

Great work

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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woodworm

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#9 posted 841 days ago

Beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 841 days ago

Now this is a beautiful rocker and so very well done. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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