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Bamboo Rocking chair. Been working on this for almost 2 1/2” years. Here is a link to a short video of the chair:
http://youtu.be/HtAFVArxYR4
The light color is “Natural” bamboo, the dark is “Amber” bamboo. The seat portion was the motivation for this project. It was a butcher block that my old boss had that he gave to me. The rest of it is made from scraps of bamboo from jobs we were doing, glued up and then cut. The arms and feet are bent laminations using a form and a vacuum press. The bamboo is difficult to work when drilling and chiseling out mortises in the end grain. Especially at an angle.
As always I welcome constructive criticism, positive or negative.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~





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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 784 days ago

Sweet looking Chair, Keith. It looks very comfortable. I was wondering what happened to you. Welcome back.

-- Dennis Zongker

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 784 days ago

It’s been a long time Keith, This is a fantastic chair with a amazing design and great build plus unique material.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KnotCurser

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#3 posted 784 days ago

This is stunning!

The use of negative and positive space on the back is fantastic – this is a true work of art.

You should be very proud of this.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 784 days ago

That is an amazing accomplishment! And a beautiful chair. Your ‘Maloof’ style joinery is outstanding. I’ve got a bunch of tiger strand bamboo scraps but I certainly don’t have your skill set. Great job. I am totally envious!

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

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grizzman

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#5 posted 784 days ago

what a fantastic chair keith, i really love the design , and the skill to make this is as usual the tops, great to hear from you, ive missed you and your work, hope your well and maybe we will see you a little more often…thanks for showing the chair, its a 5 star project in my book…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 784 days ago

Good looking project BUD. Great to see you are back at it.
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Super design.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 784 days ago

Very unusual looking but a beautiful rocking chair. I love the look!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Roger

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#8 posted 784 days ago

This is so slick the slick is slickery. Awesome !!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Woodbridge

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#9 posted 784 days ago

I love chairs as art. This one really rocks. Great chair!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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redryder

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#10 posted 784 days ago

Something different. I like it….............

-- mike...............

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Spofeo

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#11 posted 783 days ago

i really like the design on that chair!

-- Spofeo/Kristian

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SPalm

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#12 posted 783 days ago

Hey Keith, that looks really nice.
You always had an eye for such design. Well done.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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mafe

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#13 posted 780 days ago

Woooo, wonderful. welcome back.
A lot of work seems to have gone into that chair, now sit back in it and enjoy.
Beautiful work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 770 days ago

Good to see you back Keith. Great job on the chair.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Kyle Hart

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#15 posted 485 days ago

Best looking chair that I know about. Where did you get the design? It looks like the kind of chair that is only legal to think of if you live in Colorado ow Washington.

-- http://www.facebook.com/Hart.Construction.Fan?ref=hl

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