Maloof Inspired Rocker

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Project by R_Stad posted 12-04-2014 07:43 PM 2203 views 11 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a very satisfying project. I’d like to thank Knothead, Joe Davis and Paul of Canadian Woodworks for sharing information with me. I used Scott Morrison’s plans for this build. Besides being a fine woodworker, he is also a fine human being – helpful and supportive. Thanks Scott. Personally, I was glad I had done a few lowbacks before attempting the rocker. I’m fairly certain I would have given up if the rocker was my first piece. Thanks to all who share their knowledge and experience on this site. Finally, my gratitude to Sam Maloof for his generous and creative spirit. Here’s to Sam Maloof and black walnut.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 07:45 PM

This looks most excellent to me Rod,Beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 08:06 PM

Really beautiful work. You must be very proud of this!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 10:40 PM

I think building a Maloof style rocker is a major milestones for many woodworkers. Yours is beautifully crafted!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 11:54 PM

Great job! I love black walnut – I have two trees in my backyard and this is exactly what I have planned for them. I give them another 10 years while I hone my skills. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 12-05-2014 12:59 AM

looks great! Thanks for the shout out.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#6 posted 12-05-2014 02:34 AM

Beautifully done rocker , I like the walnut . Do you recall the how many BF you have in this chair ?

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 02:43 AM

Very nicely done. I’d love to make one of these, but I dont trust my skills yet.

-- Marshall -

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 05:54 AM

A priceless heirloom,,,,,

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 06:24 AM

Very Nice Project Rod and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 12:43 PM

That is awesome! I want to make one! any suggestions on where to find a plan or guide of some sort??

Great job! Make sure you have your mark on this piece!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 02:24 PM

What a gorgeous piece of fine furniture. I’ve only done one and not nearly as beautiful as yours. You must be extremely proud. What a skill builder.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 02:46 PM

Rod, another woody reaches the top of the mountain – well done

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#15 posted 12-05-2014 03:08 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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