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Walnut and Maple Rocker

comments (0) October 24th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Robert Galusha

This walnut and maple rocker, which won second place in the 2011 Texas Furniture Makers Show, is based on a dining chair that was a finalist in FWW’s maple build-off competition in 2008 (Readers Gallery, FWW #201). Galusha has built two other versions of the chair using different woods and slightly different designs, but this is the first rocker. Galusha used a long-grain lamination technique that he says adds strength that belies the chair’s fragile appearance. The rocker is 42 in. deep by 26 in. wide by 50 in. tall; the webbing is leather belting used on treadle sewing machines; the finish is lacquer and wax.

Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, walnut, maple, wax, leather, lacquer

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