curly cherry/cherry burl rocking chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 02-24-2009 03:06 PM 3824 views 9 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my latest rocker it was made to go with the curly office chair posted as an earlier project.These two projects were my first usage of curly cherry now I think I’m hooked!This chair has cherry burl that I veneered to 1/8 and laminated to the front of the lumbar suports and maple plugs and maple strip laminated in the runner.Thanks for looking.

See also our latest Burl rockers

Take a look at our office chairs
Walnut desk chair

-- Scott NM,

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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 02-24-2009 03:10 PM

what a beauty Scott. You and the Mrs. are so talented. I hope you have worked lined up still on a list as long as your arm.

Thanks for the posting,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 03:24 PM

That’s a beauty!

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 03:26 PM

Well you got it from the man who knows, you could’nt ask for a better stamp of approval. It is beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 03:27 PM

Interesting wood combination. It looks like you’re having fun with Mr. Maloof’s designs. I saw his exhibition at the Renwick Gallery in DC a few years back and there was so much wonderful furniture my brain was on overload. Fun and practical and beautiful.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 03:40 PM

You are a chair making machine!!! Way to go, it is beautiful. I just finnished reading “Sam Maloof’s Woodworker” book, the one he wrote in 1983. Have you ever read or studied his work? Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 04:03 PM

Another beauty, Scott. That cherry is magnificent!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 05:55 PM

Amazing, you are a big reason I love this site. Just amazing. The art work of good too. Thanks for including in your shots. Amazing!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Alex Lane

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#8 posted 02-24-2009 05:55 PM

WOW, how long DO you take to make a chair? They seem to be pumped out with great regularity by you, and I wonder how it’s done so quickly and with such exquisite quality??

Keep it up!

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

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#9 posted 02-24-2009 06:06 PM

I’ve been meaning to add you to my buddies list! I always look forward to what you have to share with Lj’s.

You have unique talent that I really like !

Thanks for sharing Job Well done

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 02-24-2009 06:25 PM

Very cool! Well done. Truely an heirloom piece.

-- Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. Mark, WI

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 02-24-2009 06:42 PM

Just Beautiful. Love that Cherry!

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#12 posted 02-24-2009 07:00 PM

Thanks for an enjoyable experience.
This is magnificent work , and the table at the back is fantastic too .

-- Not my woodworking

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#13 posted 02-24-2009 08:12 PM

Terrific craftsmanship.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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scott shangraw

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#14 posted 02-24-2009 08:12 PM

Thanks everyone for the responses!!
Dennis Z -Yes I have spent some time actually with Maloof I spent a few days in his shop in CA then took a short class with him at Anderson Ranch in CO when he used to teach there.So definitly have great inspiration from him but try and do my own style to the piece.Its funny when I was in High school around 1985 (WOW I’m that OLD !!)my woodworking teacher and I were in contact with him about doing an apprenticeship with him ,this was before he was quit the icon he is now.But being young, stupid and full of you know what ,I went another route with work and came back to woodworking about 10 years ago.
Lane- I have gotten fairly quick at doing the chairs but alot of it comes from 10 hour days and not really taken days off.Something I am trying to change in my life before I get burnt out.
Thanks again for looking

-- Scott NM,

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#15 posted 02-24-2009 08:33 PM

What a sinuous beauty. Begs to be caressed.

-- Zipsss

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