|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 07-16-2012 03:59 PM||8450 views||5 times favorited||18 comments|
Inspiration 2.0 – Walnut and Zebrawood #3
This sculpted rocking chair is built from 2’’ Canadian Black Walnut and Zebrawood accented with Ebony plugs. This is a medium version ( 5’ 5’’ – 5’ 11’’ ) but with a headrest that has been raised by 1’’.
First the leg/headrest design borrows more form the Maloof design with legs extending like horns, with a more stylized bottom curve to the headrest but still using a coopered headrest to keep the grain lines matched to the seat and arms.
Second I used a beautiful piece of Zebra wood, sliced it into 2.29mm thick grain matched pieces and use them as the front and back lamination to add a very unique contrast to the Walnut.
- Grain matched Zebrawood form fitting flexible back braces front and back
- coopered headrest
- exposed Maloof joinery
- hand carved seat, arms, and joints
As with all my chairs I make this one was a joy to build, the Walnut I used was brought from log form all the way to finished piece 100% by myself, cut, dried, milled, sanded, sanded and sanded, finished and even pictured and now brought to the world via the internet.
I have much more detailed pictures on my site, here is a link to the page containing more pictures of this beautiful rocking chair.
You can also watch a few videos showing the build process of this chair and other pieces I build on my Canadian Woodworks Youtube channel.
I was taught by Hal Taylor how to build his version of a Maloof rocking chair, I’ve since added my own styling to his design inspired by Sam Maloof. The chair retains Hal’s main design features, coopered headrest, flexible back supports, arm to leg joint and angled joint at the arm to rear leg joint.
Thanks as always to everyone for having a look, I have some new pieces in the works, some on the drawing board but a few a close to completion so hopefully I will have some new pieces up on here shortly. For now keep your blade in the wood!
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com