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This chair is a small version of the sculpted rocking chair I make it was built using Walnut and Lacewood.

The seat is 2'' thick but made with 1.5'' of lacewood then laminated with book matched pieces of 1/4'' walnut, when the seat is sculpted the lacewood is revealed. Also the lacewood contrast really shows off the Maloof style seat joints, which had to be extra good but of course I made them extra extra good (-:

The bent lamination back braces are 4 layers, 3 lacewood and one walnut to add some contrast.

Also the rockers themselves are 8 layers of walnut then the top lamb is lacewood and the transitions from the rocker to the leg is also lacewood.

I must say I love how this turned out, I really want to find some nice 2'' birds eye / curly maple and combine it with walnut in the same way.

Thanks for having a look

Paul
Canadian Rocking Chairs

Original design by - Hal Taylor

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Wow! I mean, WOW! Very nice.
 

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Hi Paul,

Spectacular job on this rocker!

Lee
 

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These rocker are so beautiful and you did a wonderful job in const. one…thanks for posting BC
 

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Wow, great details. Hopefully your client will pass it down though their family for many generations.
 

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A beautiful rocker and your choise and use of the lacewood goes very well with the black walnut. Great craftsmanship Paul!
 

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Beautiful job Paul a real work of art.fantastic build.
 

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First time I've seen the seat lam like that. It's beautiful.
 

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It's the best match of lacewood and walnut.
Fantastic job!!!
 

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Is it OK to use the word sexy?

If so, it is, if not, it still is.

The wood combination is gorgeous, and not just the use of the wood combination, but the way you combined them here.

Of course, well constructed, but the blending of the wood seems to be, at least, to me, the breakthrough here.

Well done!

And, might I add, I'd be proud to make something like this.
 

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Wow! Great choice of woods. This is one of the best rockers I have seen. Very well done!
 

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Beautiful rocker, Paul. That combination and presentation are really eye appealing. I will pass on something I heard this weekend about 8/4 birdseye maple (since you mentioned you are going to build one with it). I was talking to an importer of exotic hardwoods from Cormark International, and he made an interesting point about birdseye maple. He advised me not to purchase 8/4 birdseye, as the further away from the exterior portion of the tree, the smaller the birdseye gets. He even suggested to me that the best birdseye is from a board that might have some waneing (sp?), or curvature of the trunk. You may have different experience, but I thought I would at least mention this before you invested in that much birdseye.
 

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Very nice Paul, I was thinking of doing the same thing on one of my rockers, although I wasn't sure how it would turn out.
 

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Awesome rocker!! Looks as if you are taking it to a new level! Keep posting Paul love the chairs!
 

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WOW!!!!!!!!
BEST ROCKING CHAIR EVER
It is awe inspiring
it is so beautiful I am not even envious I am just inspired.
 

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It may be a design by Hal Taylor, but Hal Taylor's inspiration must have come from work by Sam Maloof.
 

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I lacks any artistry at all you need to send me that one and start over….LOL Really what an incredible piece, words escape me to be able to describe it's beauty. How do you part with them?
 

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Yes I think almost every rocking chair has been inspired by the man himself Sam Maloof

Thank you all for dropping by to have a look, I really like how this chair turned out

DonJ your right it would be a shame to shave off 1/2'' and loose the birdseye out of the maple,i spend a good amount of time picking the wood, especially for the seat but I will keep that in mind when I build one from birdseye.
 

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best yet ! very nice
 
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