Sculpted Rocker

By Justin Fiaschetti at Fiaschetti Woodworking

Winning Category

A chair that feels customly designed for each person who sits in it. That is what I set out to do when making this chair. The back braces flex and pivot to perfectly match the curve of anyone's back. The arm rest's cove perfectly raps anyone's arm. I finished this chair with a home mixed wiping varnish. I mixed 1/3 Boiled Linseed Oil, 1/3 Clear Gloss Poly, and 1/3 Mineral spirits. I wiped the first coat on and was amazed at how much the Curly Maple and Sapele came to life. The wood eagerly soaked up the first coat so there was no need to wipe off any finish. After the first coat I would saturated the chair and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then I came back with a clean rag and wiped off all of the finish that was not soaked up by the wood. I repeated this process 6 times. At the end the chair glistened in the light. I then went over the whole chair with a coat of paste wax and buffed it with my orbital sander and a buffing attachment.

Products Used

  • Clear Gloss Polyurethane
  • Mineral Spirits
  • Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Titebond 3
  • Paste Wax

View Profile