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Project by zaschaffer posted 08-21-2014 07:05 PM 1228 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rather wide seated Maloof Rocker made from Cherry. The rockers and the spindles are both laminated for extra strength. The accent wood is Walnut. The side table is also Maloof inspired. Both are finished with Maloof oil.

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#1 posted 08-21-2014 07:20 PM

Beautiful pieces of furniture, great craftsmanship. Something to be proud of, and I’m sure the recipient for these will be very happy to get them.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 08-21-2014 08:16 PM

Simply gorgeous! How much time did you spend in the construction of the great rocker?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 08:22 PM

looks great

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#4 posted 08-21-2014 10:12 PM

Thank you all! Northwest I didnt keep track of time but I’d guess from 20- 25 hours on the rocker from start to finish.

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 10:19 PM

Very nice work, you stated that you reinforced the rockers and spindles. I’m curious how you dealt with the extra seat width span and kept your build so elegant?

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 10:27 PM

the rockers and spindles are 1/8” laminations which is much stronger than just a solid piece of wood (think plywood). as far as the seat goes i simply made the coopered boards wider then spread the spindles out just a bit. that way it still has the correct lumbar support and is still proportional.

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#7 posted 08-22-2014 01:36 AM

Great looking rocker. You’ve posted a number of very beautiful pieces.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 08-22-2014 03:02 AM

Excellent work! love the cherry rocker.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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