Rocking Chair featured in New Mexico Magazine

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Blog entry by scott shangraw posted 03-16-2010 10:40 PM 2090 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The most recent issue of New Mexico Magazine (April 2010) has featured our Black Walnut with Curly Cherry Rocking chair. This rocker was made for a woodworker friend of ours, to give to his wife for Christmas. The Black walnut came from an approximate 600 year old tree that was dead standing along the Hondo River, just outside of Ruidoso NM. It was some of the most beautiful walnut we have ever seen, with dark, almost black burling and blond sap wood going through it. The figure was incredible. The curly cherry was used for the back spindles and inlayed into the runners and wrapped around the joints. The contrast between the two woods was gorgeous.

We are so proud to be featured again in this very recognized magazine.

To see more pictures of this rocker, please visit this link

or visit our website

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 11:34 PM

Hey Scott
Congrats on a wonderful chair and well deserved recognition.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-17-2010 01:05 AM

Congrats man – that is fantastic!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 03-17-2010 01:14 AM


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#4 posted 03-17-2010 02:06 AM

It’s a great picture, I had to come back and look at it again:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 03-17-2010 04:10 AM

Awesome job, I know what it’s like when you get your hands on a beautiful piece of wood. I love working with walnut, it is the most awesomist wood to work with.

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#6 posted 03-26-2010 11:58 PM

We’ve had an overwelming amount of response to our rocking chair profiled in the New Mexico Magazine. Looks like business this year is getting off to a good start. Right now we are in the process of designing a new rocker and a small stilt cabinet. We’ll be posting those within a few weeks.

-- Scott NM,

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