Rocking Chair - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Woodworkers' Gallery: Andrew Coholic, from Timmins, Ont., built this black wal­nut rocking chair as a way to show poten­tial clients what can be done with wood. 

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Rocking Chair



Made by Andrew Coholic

The plans for this Sam Maloof-inspired rocker were from a Charles Brock package, which he picked up from Lee Valley. Andrew owns a cabinet-mak­ing shop and rarely gets to do this kind of work. “For me, mak­ing a chair like this, and having to shape everything by hand, gives me confidence that I can still use my hand tools and shape pieces free-hand,” Andrew said of the satisfying 60-hour process to build the chair. All that handwork did pose some challenges though. “Physically it’s hard on your hands. After four days of using rasps and hand sanding my fingers were pretty raw.” Now that the rocker is complete, Coholic will hopefully have enough time to relax and let his hands heal.
 

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