Maloof Inspired Bar Stool

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Project by scott shangraw posted 11-24-2008 12:47 AM 4798 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this barstool I have been wanting to do this design for some time(it’s been stored in my head)Finally took the time out to make it.It is out of Soft Maple with Walnut plugs.Thanks for looking!!!

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 11-24-2008 12:52 AM

Very nice!!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 11-24-2008 01:15 AM

Sweet!!! I like your design. Excellent craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 11-24-2008 01:52 AM

Beautiful, your dream and hard work came together nicely.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-24-2008 02:51 AM


Looking at it, I was thinking you could easily morph this into a Maloof high chair, and sell them to rich yuppies. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 11-24-2008 03:21 AM

wow very nice! i love the design and the legs!

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#6 posted 11-24-2008 03:28 AM

Great job Scott. This is beautiful. I really like the design.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#7 posted 11-24-2008 05:30 AM

Sculpted like the true artist you are. The lines are simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 11-24-2008 05:37 AM

Your the man Scott! This is a beauty!

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#9 posted 11-24-2008 08:46 PM

Hello Scott: nice piece. The transitions look great and smooth.

Since I am done with my rocking chair,, I am working right now on a similar set of three bar stools based on the same design (Maloof). How wide is the seat in your bar stool? Is it narrower than in the chairs? Thank you

-- Zipsss

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#10 posted 11-25-2008 06:32 AM

Well done!

Looks comfortable

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#11 posted 11-25-2008 11:29 AM

Scott, thati is nice project, beautiful wood and perfect ferformation.
Thanks for this entry.

-- Jiri

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#12 posted 11-26-2008 03:36 AM

Thanks Everyone!!Zipsss the seat is 21 inches wide by about 21 1/2 long .I basically did the same seat that I use in my medium size rocking chair.Hope that helps just shoot an email if I can help more.

-- Scott NM,

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#13 posted 01-04-2009 03:18 AM

Very nice adaptation of Maloof’s style. Having made a Maloof rocking chair, I know how much work went into this project. I would have never thought to modify the chair to be a “high” chair for a bar – it looks great and I bet it is super comfortable as well. Did you have much trouble shaping the maple? I made my Maloof rocker in walnut and thought about doing one in lyptus because I love the red color but have been hesitant to start because of the task of hand shaping the lyptus. Do you use a shinto rasp and a pattern makers file or do you use a grinder? If you use a grinder, what type of disc do you use? Thanks for sharing your great looking bar chairs!

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