Ultra Exotic Rocking Chairs
All of my chairs are unique. That said occasionally comes along who wants something really special. Examples of projects like these include the three Amboyna Burl chairs I've made. To my knowledge they are the only existing chairs made of burl. The reason for this is that few burls grow to the size I need to mill the various parts of my chairs. More importantly burl has little or no strength due to genetics that govern it's formation. There simply does not exist the linear fiber structure found in most wood. True, it's often quite dense and heavy but seldom has the strength required to make a structurally sound, moving chair like a rocker.
Another project employed 2,000 year old Fiddleback English Walnut. One new one I'd like to do is make several chairs out of 50,000 year old Ancient Kauri wood which is being mined in New Zealand right now.
Ancient Kauri is the oldest workable timber on earth each Tree having grown for over 1,200 years.
To put this in some perspective:
-16,000 years ago the depressions that will become the Great Lakes were fully formed, and the region became ice-free approximately 5,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age.
-The oldest Homo Sapiens were on earth around 40,000 years ago.
-Wooly Mammoths and Saber Tooth Tigers became extinct about 10,000 years ago.
- Excavated land is returned to natural state
- No living trees are harvested
Stunning colors and finishes
- Rich gold and cognac colors
- Exciting and distinctive grains
- Highly polished finish is rich and luminous
- Deep opalescent finish that shimmers and shifts
- Glistens as if lit from within
Parker Converse Rocking Chairs 2740 Wisteria PL Street Sarasota, FL 34239 941-232-5434 Email