Walnut with Black & White Ebony Rocking Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 300 days ago 1497 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Many more pictures of this chair in my gallery also lot’s of build pictures on my tumblr or instagram feed

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

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#1 posted 299 days ago

Let me be the first to say WOW! That is one sexy rocker.

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#2 posted 299 days ago

Paul,, another beauty! The b&w back braces are real nice touch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 299 days ago


-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 299 days ago

Excellent job.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 299 days ago

Another masterpiece from the chair master! Keep posting these and I’ll keep drooling over them.

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

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#6 posted 299 days ago

We have a “daily top three” . . . . and this isn’t one of them. Come on…........ Excellent.

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#7 posted 299 days ago

Nice wood combos! Another winner!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 299 days ago

Awesome work!!!
Very creative withy the b/w ebony.
I want to build a few of this type rocker one day!

-- Jn. 14:6

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#9 posted 299 days ago

Thanks everyone, I had the piece of B&W Ebony for over a year knowing it would be sliced into lamination’s to highlight a rocking chair, I’m glad our native Walnut held it’s own with unique grain patterns and colour.

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

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#10 posted 299 days ago

I agree with junior. This isn’t top three this is number ONE! Just a sweet chair, love the backrest and rockers.
Excellent job. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece.

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#11 posted 299 days ago

Beautiful. Work like that is very inspiring and motivational. Thank you for sharing.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#12 posted 294 days ago

That is incredible! Very nice work, and the wood is outstanding! Someday I want to build one! Do you have the number of hours invested in such a fine piece?

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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