Maloof Sculpted Table

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Project by woodworkerscott posted 07-23-2014 04:02 PM 1571 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got this thing started and complete. I was initially going to do it last fall but got busy getting some woodworking done for a gallery and then got busy on other projects. This is my first sculpted table and I am pleased with it. It was not too difficult and, as with all projects, I took away a great experience and broadened my techniques.

If you want to build one of these the only way to go is with the instructional package from Scott Morrison at The package contains plans and an instructional CD that is awesome. It is done in 3D animation and very informative from start to finish. This is a very innovative approach to instruction. As Scott says, “Think Pixar meets woodworking.”
Scott is already an expert woodworker and this only shows more proof that he is a great instructor as well. I highly recommend this.

Solid Walnut, finished with three coats of Danish Oil and then three coats of wipe-on Poly. Completed with hand rubbed paste wax.

Thanks for viewing.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 05:09 PM

Let me be the first to say that that is one beautiful table! I love the flamed walnut grain you used. Finish is very nice too.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 05:28 PM

Beautiful design and work. The wood is spectacular too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-23-2014 05:36 PM

Really nice work on this piece. I think it will look GREAT in my home. <grin>

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#4 posted 07-23-2014 06:41 PM

OMG the grain is beautiful and such a great design too, great build and thanks for posting

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

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#5 posted 07-23-2014 07:39 PM

You did that wood proud. Nice.

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#6 posted 07-23-2014 10:27 PM

Extremely nice build. I ordered the DVD from Scott too when I built my table.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#7 posted 07-23-2014 11:28 PM


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 12:03 AM

Boy that walnut is spectacular! Table’s not too bad either…...!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 12:14 AM

It is a beauty, thanks for the info on where you got the instructional video.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#10 posted 07-24-2014 03:21 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Much appreciated.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#11 posted 07-24-2014 09:48 AM

fantastic workmanship.
Beautifully sculpted pedestal.
Please give more construction details/techniques next time.
thans for posting.
Cheers, Jinky (James).

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#12 posted 07-27-2014 01:26 PM

Spectacular Scott. The work of a true professional. Wood choice is spot-on and craftsmanship is superb. Well done!

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#13 posted 08-03-2014 11:55 PM

Scott, the table looks great! I love the wood grain and the color and the legs are just awesome! You did a great job.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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