custom wooden rocking chair blog

Custom wooden rocking chair design & build blog

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If you don’t follow me on Instagram I have a treat for you, below is most of my latest pictures i’ve posted through my Instagram account if you don’t follow me now is the time to start.

edge sanding maloof leg joint

A student during my build your own chair course, working on the front leg joint of a walnut low back chair

sculpting beautiful walnut rocking chair seats

Hand sculpting some chair seats, what a view!

maloof inspired settee

Low back settee is the works, some sculpting needing to be done still. Oh and the sanding of course

walnut low back chair legs maloof joint

Sanding a pair of Walnut low back chair legs

walnut counter stool chair solid wood

Ready for pick up, a set of Walnut counter stools

curly walnut maple sculpted hand made custom dining chair

Walnut & Curly Maple dining chair

sanding maloof style walnut low back chair

Low back chair is progress, just hours and hours of sanding left (-:

walnut grain maloof low back chair

Beautiful Walnut grain patterns in this low back chair

craftsman and chair hand made low back maloof

One proud craftsman, designed and built during my low back chair class.

solid walnut maloof inspired low back dining chair

Walnut low back chair all finished, just a few coats of hand rubbed oil/poly finish to be applied

black and white ebony walnut custom heirloom rocking chair

Walnut with Black & White Ebony flexible back braces makes up this beautiful solid wood rocking chair

maloof joint detail cherry dining chair

Maloof leg joint detail

cherry dining chairs progress

10 Dining chair in the works, designed after a Stephen Harris dining chair built in 1975

walnut settee back rest glue up

Finally time to glue up the back rest on this Walnut low back settee 

flowing cherry grain dining chair leg joint seat

Flowing Canadian Black Cherry leg to seat transtion 

dining chair seat leg maloof joint detail

Maloof joint detail side of cherry dining chair seat

glass top barn beam table

Commissioned piece a 6x6 glass top outdoor barn beam table

walnut hand made chair settee

Walnut low back settee…… sanding….sanding…….sanding

festool sanding walnut settee

Oh some more sanding!

fine woodworking joinery

Tight tongue and groove joinery for this sculpted cherry coffee table

live edge coffee table

Cherry live edge coffee table

dining chair template design

This is how every chair starts, a full scale mock up, then onto the templates

Canadian Black Walnut settee

A beautiful view & a beautiful chair

mastiff custom walnut hand made one of a kind settee

My shop helper and his finished chair!

cherry sculpted counter stool

Cherry sculpted counter stool ready for delivery

hand shaped rocking chair seat

A sculpted rocking chair seat ready to have the seat section sanded, after an our of carving with my Kutzall carbide shaping wheel

solid walnut sculpted dining table trestle

Walnut dining chair trestle glue up

maloof style dining chair in progress

Maca wood sculpted ding chair in the works

maloof inspired sculpted dining chair arm shaping

Hand shaping the flowing arms

Bandsaw sawdust

My bandsaw has been busy!

jatoba pie custom rocking chair seats

Jatoba & Ipe lite sculpted rocking chair seats ready to have there legs attached

curly cherry coffee table live edge

Some beautiful curly Cherry on the bottom of this live edge coffee table

sculpted solid wood hand made chairs

Chairs lined up, keep them moving….. sand sand sand!

sculpted custom rocking chair ipe

Flowing grain in this custom sculpted rocking chair