Black and white sculpted rocker

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Project by wrench posted 10-28-2012 11:33 PM 2167 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This rocker is my second sculpted rocker design/build. On this one I used black walnut along with curly maple. I love that combination of woods. I finished it with 7 coats of a product called bush oil available at – . I love making these chairs and look forward to designing and building another. I was thinking of selling this one, what would you guys sell this for?

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 12:27 AM

I think in the right furniture store it would sell for 5 grand, so you should expect at least $2500.

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 12:40 AM

Don t sell it, give it to me. Jokeing that is beautiful, great job J.

-- D W

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 12:55 AM

Add up the number of hours you put into both the design and fabrication, and multiply that number by how much your time is worth. Add that figure to your material and expendables costs—that will give you an idea of how much to ask.

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 01:01 AM

beautiful j!!!!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 01:11 AM

Holy cow! If I ever built anything near that nice, it would be priceless! You did a wonderful job on this rocker and that is some of the wildest curly maple I’ve ever seen. Looks like you need to build one to sell and keep this masterpiece.

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

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 01:52 AM

Wow, that is a gorgeous chair! Not sure what it’s worth, but if i was able to make something like that, it’d stay in the family. Thanks for posting it.

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 02:04 AM

Awesome work! I love curly maple ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 10-29-2012 02:19 AM

if you are serious about selling your work as a professional, I suggest you find a mentor who is making a living selling custom furniture, and ask for his assistance with pricing.
By asking these questions online, no matter the forum, you leave a query about your pricing on the internet forever for future clients to find. Worry about your digital footprint, as it will tell prospective clients much about you and your work.
nice rocker.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#10 posted 10-29-2012 06:09 AM

Did you bend that wood or did you cut it out and shape it? The reason I ask is that I just got a steamer and am looking for someone who can advise me on the steam box size. I’d like to make it big enough to handle 42 inch stock and wide enough to bend up to 8” boards.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#11 posted 10-29-2012 07:12 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Posting.


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#12 posted 10-29-2012 08:19 AM

Wonderful piece and nice wood which often increases value. The market that you are selling your work in is a big factor.

Live in a big town? Near a major city? Have to have patrons with disposable incomes.

I like the proffessional mentor idea, plus you are not just blowing smoke you have a quality piece to show.

best of luck.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 10-29-2012 11:02 AM

That’s a beautiful chair! You should have made a maple leaf inlay your trademark on every chair. Not to cover a defect, but as your signature. A small leaf about the size of a 1/2 dollar with your name & the date of completion on it under the seat would be perfect. A beautiful piece of art like this should identify it’s maker long after he/she as passed.

It’s too pretty to sell, but if you do want to sell it look for an art gallery near you. Heartwood is Southwest Virginia's artisan gateway where local artisan’s have a place to both display and sell the items they make. It’s a very upscale art gallery. I live about a mile South of the Virginia state line so my items won’t be displayed any time soon.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#14 posted 10-29-2012 11:37 AM

OMG!!! Tis a beaut.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 08:59 PM

Thank you guys for the inspirational comments and suggestions!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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