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Walnut cushioned rocking chair

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Project by g1hopper posted 465 days ago 1215 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this Maloof inspired rocking chair creating my own templates as needed. It is made of walnut and has some maple highlights and sports a sapphire leather cushioned seat. On this one I decided that I wanted to make one with a cushioned seat. The seat frame started as a 3 inch wide square that I joined together with 3 inch long finger joins. I routed out the seat platform, this way it is supported without the need for additional support braces.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 465 days ago

Absolutely a beautiful work of art! Love the joinery, the curves the wood and everything about your rocking chair shows you have a great talent.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 465 days ago

That’s the first Maloof rocker I’ve seen with the padded seat. I like it! How does it sit compared to the conventional wooden seat? Love the long finger joints!

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

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g1hopper

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#3 posted 465 days ago

@woodshaver – Thank you very much for the complement.

@gfadvm – Thanks. I have only sat in it when it was first made (sold it), so I would say it was not yet broken in, but was still comfortable. However I believe I would still prefer the wooden seat.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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jap

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#4 posted 465 days ago

beautiful chair

-- Joel

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SteveGaskins

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#5 posted 465 days ago

Nice Rocker. Really like the seat design. Added to my favorites file.

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

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 465 days ago

Steve, Thank you for the reply.

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

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mbs

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#7 posted 465 days ago

Very nice rocker, Steve. It looks comfortable.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Xtreme90

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#8 posted 464 days ago

Absolutely outstanding rocker!

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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Dale

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#9 posted 464 days ago

Very nice job Steve, well built.

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

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 464 days ago

Great rocker. The upholstered seat is a nice change.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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g1hopper

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#11 posted 463 days ago

Thanks all for taking the time to look at my rocker and the nice comments.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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sscartozzi

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#12 posted 352 days ago

Great job. I love the combination of the walnut and maple. Joinery unique.

-- Steve, Malvern, PA

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