|Project by bkap||posted 05-05-2012 03:26 PM||2149 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
This is my ‘flag ship’ rocker. It is made with Claro Walnut and accented with Ebony, Ivory, Burled Mesquite, Maple and my own molded glass. The front legs are my ‘ranch’ style and the rocker is positioned to a medium balance setting. Claro Walnut is one of the ‘Gun Stock’ woods used because of its exceptional beauty. It is expensive, but will worth the cost.
One close up picture is of the ‘burled Mesquite’ setting on top of Ivory. I molded the glass in my kiln using broken up salvaged glass. The plugs are Ebony and the finish is many coats of a mix of Tung oil. You can find this formula and procedure in the FREE text. You can see light through the molded glass. I do have many other designs of this molded glass. I used Maple for contrast on legs to ‘runners’ joint.
On this particular rocker I used seven, sometimes I use five, ‘Backslats’ and shaped them into, what I call, ‘full moon bowtie’. The tops and bottoms of the ‘Backslats’ are shaped in a crescent design. The center of each ‘Backslat’ is pinched in for a ‘bowtie’ look.
You can make this rocker and many others using my FREE text found on my web site at www.kappelusa.com. Just log in and have a look around at some other rockers. It you want the FREE text send me an email following the instructions on the web site.
-- Rocking Chair Guy