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Heirloom Rocker

November 17, 2019

Black Limba and Wenge Rocker

Front view of the rocker

After our recent trip to Tanzania, we created this rocking chair for my dad, as a thank you from those of us that went on the trip. Scott and I decided to make it out of African woods, Black Limba and Wenge. This gorgeous rocker was a labor of love and and one of our all time favorites. The grain in the Black Limba was so beautiful and flowed so nicely, while the Wenge made the rocker grain really pop.

Here are a few photos taken during the construction process. A neighbor friend attended the process to see what all was entailed.

Seat and arms being prepped

Gluing up a runner

One runner glued up and ready to router and shape

First glue up before arms are attached

Getting arms ready to fit

Test fitting an arm

Shaping the rocker

A thank you message carved into the bottom of the seat

Close up of the incredible grain in the seat and arms.

A perfect layout of the grain in the headrest. Look how the Wenge back spindles make the darker wood of the Black Limba pop.

Wenge was inlaid into the glue up of the runners.

Wenge was also used for the plugs

A beautiful fireplace setting made for great pictures