Cherry & Walnut
This particular chair is made from Cherry that came from a special source. This lumber was cut down from a single tree over 50 years ago in Illinois. I was lucky enough to find a limited supply and craft it into the rocking chair you see below. Freshly cut cherry tends to have much lighter colors and often exhibits a pinkish hue. The much desired deep, rich orange-brown color typically takes years to develop from exposure to the environment. Fortunately, because this wood has been aged for so long this process has been fast forwarded. In an effort to provide some lighter tones, I utilized freshly cut cherry on the front of the back braces. In addition to providing a visual contrast with the deeper hues of the rest of the chair, this effect also serves as a reminder of this particular tree's long wait to find its 2nd life.
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