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This piece I made this summer out of Cherry and has a hand rubbed oil finish. I made three of them at a time and two of them were for my website designer and the this one was for my showroom. Rocking chairs are always a challenge to balance looks and comfort.

Brian Brace
Furniture Maker
Black Mountain NC
828 777 8184
http://www.finefurnituremaker.net

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/





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stefang

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#1 posted 586 days ago

Hi Brian, This is a beautifully made chair. I am wondering if you chose the slat type seat because it is for outdoor use or is just for style?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 586 days ago

Good looking chair, I always wonder how people remove the back ground in photos and make just the furniture stand out, it almost looks like a Sketch up drawing it’s so perfect. Great job on the chair and photo work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 586 days ago

Nice piece. When you make three, does that significantly reduce your time?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 585 days ago

Brian, always fun to look at your creations. Love the arts and craft stuff and G & G as well. Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

#5 posted 585 days ago

Thanks everyone. To answer the question of photo I start with a background and then use a program that took me awhile to learn but I trace around the piece and remove all of the back ground distortion. This makes the piece the only thing to look at . If you take a picture of your piece with other objects something could draw the eye away from the focus. Also the thing that a lot of people do is the outside in the grass photo which people always focus on the outside view instead of the piece.
I do this for a living and there are so many hours in learning programs and marketing I can not keep track but,I now like the marketing and business as much as the building.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

#6 posted 585 days ago

Also the funny thing is that this photo of the chair did not come out good enough for me because there is shadows in the seats from the sun and in between the slats up in the back there are some darker spots from the background. Also the bottom of the rockers got choppy from try to turn the background from grayish to white.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 585 days ago

Thanks for the information Brian ,My friend Mike(stefang) sent me a couple links on programs that do what you have been doing to your photos. I’ll have to see if I can figure them out. Keep up the good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SteveGaskins

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#8 posted 585 days ago

Brian, very nice chair. Love the color and build.

Jim – can you share those links?

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 585 days ago

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whitebeast88

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#10 posted 585 days ago

beautiful rocking chair.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Gary

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#11 posted 585 days ago

Hi Brian,
Always enjoy seeing your work. Lovely looking rocker.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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dahenley

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#12 posted 585 days ago

did you build your chairs from a plan or a picture? (reverse constuction?)

it looks great, and i would like to build one for myself(and wife)
if you could share some of that information. i would appreciate it. (i cant do all the fancy stuff like some, and i like that style of rocker honestly…. haha

thanks!

-- David Henley

#13 posted 585 days ago

This was build from a couple of things. One I have build rocking chairs years ago in my apprenticeship but most recently I had seen one that I liked but they always end up being more say bulky then I like . There for what I did was just lay out or draw out what I was looking for and went from there.
The most important thing is to find the rocker radius that you like .I would then suggest in order to do that to sit in every rocker you see and eliminate what you do not like and remember the ones that you do.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

#14 posted 585 days ago

Also the first chairs were made for exterior that is why the seat on them is more like a slat look. I was going to do a solid seat for this one but when I saw it I thought I like it so I kept them all the same.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC http://www.finefurnituremaker.net/

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