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Thread: Lower grade walnut = beautiful rocker

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    Lower grade walnut = beautiful rocker

    The lower grades of walnut has a lot more nasty knots, sapwood, but has some wild grain that really makes this chair look good! This kid size rocker is the last of 4 I started back last January when I turned enough legs to do them all. I am just a bit tardy getting the last two put together. The 1st two I sold, Swmbo kept one and this one is for a grand daughter that's about to turn 7. I figured she needed a chair to rock her dollies to sleep!
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    I wish I had lower grade walnut available here, despite the unfriendliness of it I think that has more appeal to the eye; at least to me and specially in that chair.

    This is one of those pieces that I would keep for all my life and I am pretty sure that your grand daughter will do the same Great Job!
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    Man, that's some awesome wood, Bryan. I'm guessing you also did a fine job on the rocker, but I can't take my eyes off the gorgeous wood long enough to check.
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    That's pretty nice wood you used in that little rocker. I would agree that your granddaughter is getting what will eventually be a family heirloom.

    Nice Work!!!

    cheers

    John

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    Low grade? That's awesome beautiful. Nice work too.

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    nice job bryan!
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    I enjoyed looking at all your builds. thankyou.

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    great job bryon on the no. 2 common walnut ,,,, not even in the ballpark thats one fine piece of wood.. now i think she needs a small table outa of that bad walnut as well
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    I might have to make a trip up north for that. Good walnut around here is getting hard to find unless you want short boards. What did you use under the poly?

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    Here's a better pic, taken outdoors in natural light. Some have commented on it being gaudy. At 5 am this morning, indoor light in the shop is not the best.
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