We finished up the custom double foot stool, I thought i'd snap some pictures after the first coat of finish was applied. We did something special by engraving a message on the top of the foot stool which we will go into more detail about in a future blog post. The double custom wooden rocking chair also has the same engraving underneath the seat.
The rocking chair and foot stool are made from Brazilian lacewood and Canadian Black Walnut. The stool has 2 '' Lacewood for the foot rest and Walnut as the legs. We are very happy with how the stool turned out, the lumber is beautiful and all the hand shaping really flows with the chair. For strength and continuity we use Maloof joints to attach the legs to the top, not only are they about as strong as you can get they allow us to beautifully hand shape all the pieces creating a truly unique organic piece of art.
Top view and side overall view of the custom foot stool. We designed it to put your feet at a comfortable level when sitting in the Medium Inspiration 2.0 custom wooden rocking chair.
The lines match and flow together with the rocking chair, and when not in use you can tuck the foot stool underneath.
Here are a few close up views of the Maloof leg joints and Walnut legs contrasting with the Lacewood.
We have a very stringent sanding process, which includes 7 different grit levels of sand paper and a burnish with a wool pad before the finish is applied.
We then mix our own 3 part mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil, Raw Tung Oil, and Poly-Urethane. The mixture get's applied as quickly as possible to allow for even coverage, let sit to soak into the wood for about 20 minutes. We then wipe the finish off completely spending a good amount of time rubbing with towels, actually creating heat with the amount of friction. This will be repeated 6 times.
Thank you for coming by to have a look, if you have any specific questions or comments please let us know. Hearing from you only makes us want to work harder.