New Mexico Porch Rocker

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Project by scott shangraw posted 06-01-2010 11:23 PM 3198 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes this is another new rocker design. We have been busy. What was supposed to just be a simple square looking porch rocker for a family member, turned out to be more. We decided we wanted to go ahead and market a simplified lower priced rocker. This rocker still has some handshaping in it, but not as much as our other rockers. We did a carved seat, but not the barrell stave seat as in the other rockers. The back spindles are all bentwood, still giving a great lumbar support. This little gem is still quite comfortable and can go on a porch or inside. We made this one out of mahogany and used an outdoor finish on it, since it was going on a porch. Since we spiced it up more and moved away from the squarer look, we are very pleased with it. This rocker will be great for those customers that want a rocker, but don’t want to spend the higher price tag. We decided to call this porch style rocker “The New Mexico Rocker” after our home state, where the sunshine is abundant and sitting out on the porch is a favorite passtime.

“To see our newest designed rocker “Shangrila Rocker click here

To see our Maloof style rockers click here

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 06-01-2010 11:28 PM

Very nice, I like it becasue it is more understated than the Maloof style chairs that everyone is doing now. It has some traditional aspects to it’s design. Very cool.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 06-01-2010 11:31 PM

Cool design and wonderful rocker


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#3 posted 06-01-2010 11:32 PM

pretty rocker.

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#4 posted 06-01-2010 11:40 PM

Beautiful, love the shape of the back.

-- Kate,

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#5 posted 06-02-2010 12:03 AM

Great work!

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#6 posted 06-02-2010 12:09 AM

Very nice flow to the design of the chair, looks quite comfortable and well built.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#7 posted 06-02-2010 12:20 AM

Nice work Scott.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#8 posted 06-02-2010 01:56 AM

You do great work. This is a very nice design, looks comfortable, yet so stylish; suitable for most anyone, anywhere.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 06-02-2010 02:20 AM

Nice rocker Scott.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#10 posted 06-02-2010 02:47 AM

another beautiful design, well matched with the color of the wood.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 06-02-2010 04:19 AM

Very nice. We were just talking about you yesterday. That after the boys are gone and out of school, my wife and I are going to NM for a vacation. She’s going to shop and I’m going to build a Rocker.


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#12 posted 06-02-2010 04:29 AM

Kerux, you’re welcome any time to come. It’s an intense class. But you will have fun and you get to go home with a rocker. We may consider doing this NM rocker for a class. It would be less expensive and a shorter class. Just let us know when you’re ready to work and she’s ready to shop.

-- Scott NM,

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#13 posted 06-02-2010 04:48 AM

A rocker is definitely on my “to do” list. This is an excellent inspiration!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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