|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 09-16-2013 01:04 PM||1981 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
This sculpted rocking chair is built from 2’’ Canadian Black Walnut and Black & White Ebony accented with Gabon Ebony plugs. This is a medium version ( 5’ 2’’ – 6’ 2’’ )
The headrest design borrows more form the Maloof design with stylized bottom curve to the headrest but still using a coopered headrest to keep the grain lines matched to the seat and arms.
I used the beautiful and unique species Black & White Ebony, sliced into into 2mm thick grain matched pieces to be used as the front lamination’s of the flexible back braces, to add a very unique contrast to the Walnut.
- Grain matched Black & White Ebony form fitting flexible back braces front and back
- Coopered headrest
- Exposed Maloof joinery
- Hand carved seat, arms, and joints
- The most comfortable wood rocking chair you’ll ever sit in!
This chair was built while I had the privilege of taking my most recent student through my build your own rocking course. My Walnut is from Oakville, Ontario about 20 mins west of Toronto cut down by a local tree service and delivered to my borthers log yard then sliced up on our wood mizer have a look at my logs to lumber blog post. The exotic Black & White ebony came from a local wood store, Burlington Exotics. It’s always a pleasure creating a beautiful rocking chair but getting to share the process with a fellow woodworker really makes it special.
Thanks as always for having a look, I see so many amazing projects on here every day. Ya’ll keep up the good work!
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com