American walnut with rippled maple back-rest

David Haig Rocking Chair American Walnut
David Haig Rocking Chair American Walnut

American walnut with rippled maple back-rest

7,900.00

David has recently started to build the Monogram rocking chair using a combination of different timbers. The first of these, as pictured, uses light coloured rippled maple for the back-rest as a contrast to the dark American walnut of the seat and frame. Rippled maple is sometimes called ‘Fiddleback’ as it is also the timber traditionally used in the backs of violins.

The resulting interplay of colour and texture adds a new element again, striking and absorbingly rich.

The chair is oil-finished.

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THE WOODS

There are very few wood species that are suitable for making the Monogram rocking chair, in terms of strength, bendability and appearance. The steam bending process requires timber that has been naturally air-dried, where almost all commercially available timber has been dried in heated kilns. As a result David has to source and often mill and process suitable trees himself.

The Monogram rocking chair is currently available in the timber selection shown on the Collection page.

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