Walnut & Birdseye Rocking Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 06-12-2013 11:06 PM 1699 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This sculpted custom rocking chair is built from 2’’ Canadian Black Walnut and a special piece of figured Birdseye Maple. This is a Medium version where we decided to lower the headrest 3’’. I used a rare and beautiful piece of figured Birdseye Maple as the highlight on the front of the rocking chair.

- beautiful Birdseye Maple form fitting flexible back braces
- coopered headrest
- exposed Maloof joinery
- hand carved seat, arms, and joints

As always thanks for having a look, feel so great having the honor of building these beautiful chairs for some wonderful people.

I have many build pictures of chairs and what not on my blog have a look

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 06-12-2013 11:24 PM

Very very nice!!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 12:33 AM

Amazing work! Just looked through your blog, you’ve got an impressive portfolio of projects.

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 12:45 AM

All of your rockers are beautiful and this one is no exception!

I just wish I could sit in one to see if they are as comfortable as they look.

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

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Canadian Woodworks

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 12:47 AM

Thanks guys, and they are! haha

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 01:31 AM

Wow! Love the curves of this piece.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 02:50 AM

Hi Paul, another beautiful rocker!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 04:44 AM

Great job,

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Kirk Hutcherson

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 04:35 AM

Beautiful chair!

-- Kirk

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#9 posted 06-15-2013 01:37 AM

Beautiful work. Outstanding craftsmanship. I think Sam Maloof would be proud of that one.

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#10 posted 06-17-2013 07:37 PM

Absolutely stunning rocker! Great design and wood combo. The finish is flawless. Excellent job!

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