My Wife's New Rocker

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Project by okwoodshop posted 08-23-2012 11:37 PM 1399 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this rocker in February and just now finished it after a five month break. The top and armrests are made from a box elder stump I got from my brother. The seat and legs are from an old maple we sawed up with a chainsaw. the back slats are spalted maple and walnut strips laminated on a form.Ther are walnut accent pieces here and there. She loved it.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 08-23-2012 11:55 PM

What a great chair

I like the natural edge


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 11:57 PM

How could she not love it, you knocked it outta the park. Youd have to pry my butt outta that chair. Thanks for sharing.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 12:01 AM

Amazing work. The wife will love that.

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#4 posted 08-24-2012 12:07 AM

Amazing work!!! Won’t be another one like that made for sure!

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#5 posted 08-24-2012 12:08 AM

Beautiful chair! All of the accents really set it off, especially love the natural elements of the box elder stump!

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#6 posted 08-24-2012 12:11 AM

Duane, you’ve done it again, beautiful rocker. Nice to see you back on LJ. Hope all is well.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 08-24-2012 12:29 AM

Hey Dale, good to hear from you, Thanks everyone for your kind words. Was a lot of fun to make.Love to save wood like this that was headed for the burn pile. This is the second rocker I have made out of the stump. Sadly that is all she wrote.I will have to look for another stump.

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#8 posted 08-24-2012 12:38 AM

This is a great rustic rocker. Really inspiring work. Thanks for sharing it!

All the best,


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#9 posted 08-24-2012 12:44 AM

You did a remarkable job on this rocker: the joinery is beautiful and I love all the live edges. One of the nicest ever posted here and certainly the most unique.

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

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#10 posted 08-24-2012 01:25 AM

Unique design and a very nice build.

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#11 posted 08-24-2012 12:18 PM

Beautiful, one of a kind rocker!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 08-24-2012 12:23 PM

Do you know what you’ve done?? Do ya Huh?? You’d better be figuring SOMETHING out ‘cause this one of a kind, beautiful chair could cause your kids to FIGHT….yup… you have a potential family disaster because everyone and their neighbor will want this chair when you’re gone. As simple as a concept as it is, I’ve just never seen anyone use live edges on a chair and it is drop dead gorgeous. The joinery is beautiful too. You’ve probably primed the pump for a lot of us on LJ to think about doing some things just a little bit different.
Thank you!

-- Tim Harrelson

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#13 posted 08-24-2012 03:13 PM

I agree with everyone’s comments. This is the first rocker I have seen with rough edge pieces. Looks great.

-- Julian

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#14 posted 08-24-2012 03:49 PM

so so so so gorgeous. It’s completely stunning. I need one!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 08-24-2012 09:28 PM

That is a darn good job….. Great looking chair…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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