This Ladderback rocker
orginated from the 4 slat ladder back
"Captain's" Chair meant to be used at the ends of a
formal dining table. The side chairs would be armless 3
The arms are contoured to nestle the arm and the front
legs are captured in the arms with a "thru" tenon wedged with
All the slats are pinned
with diamond shaped Ebony pegs.
I decided to convert this
design to a rocker for my wife to sit next to
me in the more elegant
6 slat rocker shown elsewhere.
I accept consignments for doing
either the chair or
the rocker. The chair is
slightly less expensive to make.
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This is an apalacian 4 slat ladder
back rocker crafted from "green" (non-kiln dried) wood.
This particular chair is crafted from "Red Oak" with "Hickory
Bark" for the seat and "Ebony" for the slat "pegs".
The curved portion of the chair has been steam bent to get the
gracefull curve of the back.
The slats were also steam bent, then inserted into slots of the
back legs. They were then pinned for structural integrity.
The seat is hand woven in a "herring bone" pattern out of hickory
bark from Kentucky.
The rockers are not steam bent
but are fashioned out of several thinner slices of wood and glued in a
wood shaping form.
Other species that are noted for steam forming qualities are Walnut and Maple and
are priced separately
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