Sculpted Walnut Settee

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 206 days ago 1273 views 6 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sculpted Walnut Settee, may the design ideas and joints of the great Sam Maloof live on!

I decided to add some material to the out side of the arm pad on the rear leg which allows the arms to curve into the rear legs instead of a nice flowing curve and straight into the leg. That little adjustment was learned from the great Hal Taylor.

All my seats I do a 2 board seat and hand sculpted, thus in this case it was a 4 board seat, the most time spent was selecting just the right piece for the back rest, I wanted the grain to turn out exactly how it did (-:

This is Canadian Black Walnut Air Dired then to the kiln, all milled by my self on our woodmizer.

I carve everything with a kutzall wheel on my angle grinder and some kutzall bits in my die grinder then to the hand rasp and sand sand sand.

Where would we all be with out some inspiration and teaching from our fellow woodworkers in our life.

Thanks all for having a look!

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

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#1 posted 206 days ago


That is an elegant and gorgeous piece you’ve created! I really like the bookmatched back rest.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 206 days ago

Wow; it’s stunning! Very nice.

-- Gary, Florida.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 206 days ago

Jonathan it’s actually one piece, just worked out that way with the selection of the lumber

Thanks Gary
Thank Jonathan

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

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#4 posted 206 days ago

Beautiful job as usual. Your shaping is incredible. I thought same as Jonathan. Thanks for your inspiration and informative videos and blogs. I’ll be rasping today on a low back. Very fun.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 206 days ago

Wow! The sculpting gives the illusion that this would be almost too fragile to sit on. I’m sure it is quite sturdy – it just looks so light… again – wow.

Nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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-- Julian

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#7 posted 206 days ago

Just stunning!

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#8 posted 206 days ago

Gorgeous. The lines are buttery but crisp. And the walnut matches the dog!

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#9 posted 206 days ago

Excellent work. Very well guarded, er, done. Beautiful piece for sure.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 206 days ago

Really wonderful What can I say really stunningly beautiful I love it. Wish it were mine too LOL jealous Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 206 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Canadian Woodworks

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#12 posted 206 days ago

Just had this piece at a show in Toronto had 1000+ people sit on it, oh she’s strong!

Dog not for sale (-:

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

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#13 posted 206 days ago

Paul, as always this is a gorgeous piece of furniture, you are always very meticulous about grain selection and always nail it, yes our fellow woodworkers sam Maloof would be very thankful that his jointer lives on, you do his jointery proud, i sure do miss your videos, i hope someday they will be allowed back…i also like your faithful assistant, does he or she provide you with refreshments…or is that not his job…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 205 days ago

Paul, another beautiful piece. The work you had at the One of Kind Show was great as well. It was good seeing you there.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 205 days ago

Another beautiful and graceful chair, very nicely done. Truly stunning and very inspirational.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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