Maloof Inspired Rocker

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Project by zaschaffer posted 05-28-2014 06:42 PM 1680 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my rendition of Sam Maloof’s rocking chair. It is made from walnut with maple highlights in the rockers. Finished with 3 coats of Maloof oil.

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 08:52 PM

Beautiful work!

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 08:53 PM

No kidding, Freddy. Some quality artistry emanating from this garage workshop.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 09:56 PM

Very nicely executed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 10:42 PM

Great job. I always love these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 12:00 AM

Wow! Every project you posted today is very well done and this chair is the icing on the cake.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 12:00 AM

great looking chair, one of my favorites chairs. one day i will get brave enough to try one of these.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 01:08 AM

You did a GREAT job building and finishing my favorite style rocking chairs.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 03:01 AM

Thank you all. Tim this was the first chair i have ever built. It took me about a week to build and it really wasnt too bad. I believe highland woodworking sells a how-to guide to build a maloof style rocker.

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 10:58 AM

Wow, great looking rocker.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 01:43 PM

Your first Maloof, and you built it in a week? You are my hero!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 02:59 PM

Wow, that is amazing! Looks wicked comfortable.

-- A poor workman blames his tools

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#13 posted 07-03-2014 06:34 PM

Such amazing talent I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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