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Custom wooden rocking chair design & build blog

Please have a look at what were up to, if you have any questions or comments please post! If you want any specific pictures taken please let us know.

Fresh out of the photo booth - bespoke music stands

Just a picture update this time around, below are 2 music stands. One is built from Walnut & the other Curly Maple both have accents of Wenge. 

Black & White Ebony rocking chair oil finish time lapse application

Watch as I apply my oil/poly finish to a sculpted rocking chair built from Canadian Black Walnut highlighted on the back supports with Black and White Ebony.

Music : Brull - Redwood

Build your own bespoke rocking chair 10 day course - Kevins chair

Walnut & Cocobolo solid wood rocking chair photo shoot!

Please enjoy my most recent rocking chair. This chair has a main body built from Canadian Black Walnut, the back braces are highlighted with band saw cut grain matched cocobolo.

Handmade sculpted bespoke music stands are born, follow along!

Follow along with pictures of a few music stands being built using Walnut, Curly Maple, Bubinga and Wenge.

Here we start with all the legs and centre sections freshly cut on the band saw.

I saved a beautiful piece of 3’ thick bubinga, it has some beautiful figure hidden under it’s rough exterior. I did not want to waste any of this beautiful timber so I decided to re saw the board on the band saw. This used my entire 20’’ of re saw capability.

There we have it, now for the next step.

I’ve now squared up the billets for centre sections of the base.

About to glue up the centre section, I make a half circle in each piece first then glue together to create a full circle.

These will be the centre posts, I have drilled for the dowel to reinforce the joint.

There you have it glued up and made round!

Before & after Walnut, Curly Maple & Wenge

Adding an accent piece to the top of the centre sections of the base

The one stand will have Wenge as the highlight here i’m glueing a small piece together, I don’t like to waste

There you have it highlights added to the top of each centre post, also the stopped dados have been milled

Laying out for the best possible grain flow while also avoiding defects

All four posts have now been milled round just need to be sanded

Joinery cut in the leg sections, the floating tenon be Festool

This is the clamping caul I devised to apply the pressure evenly along the joint

The coves have been added to the centre sections, they flow into each leg section

About to glue up the leg joint with floating tenons

Let the wood chips fly!

Sanded smooth!

Detail shot of the highlight piece glue lines, not bad.

Another view, you can see the hole for the dowel which will attach to the sheet music holder

It’s time to glue the leg sections to the centre sections of the base

Wood rocket ships?

One last glue up for the night, can’t wait for the morning!

Clamps removed, glue up success!

Sculpted and almost all sanded

Parts for the sheet music holders

There we have it! (-:

After many many long hours almost all the pieces are fabricated

Voila almost ready for finish

Beautiful Bubinga with Wenge and brass pins for reinforcement 

Before & after shaped Wenge threaded adjustment knobs

Finish applied to all the parts, we’re ready for assembly

At a recent show in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

bubinga music stand
bubinga music stand sculpted