Maloof Rockers with a twist.

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Project by zaschaffer posted 05-24-2015 07:15 PM 2229 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the past year I have built like 20 some Maloof rockers but these two are a bit different. They are both originally dining chairs but I altered them a bit and fashioned on some rockers. The chairs are made primarily from tiger maple (the lowback is all tiger maple and the other has walnut accents). I messed with some filters on the first picture to try and show the amazing figure in the wood. I put the flat/ sloped arms (traditional maloof arms) on the higher chair and the regular sloped arms on the lowback. I know everyone has seen about 4000 Maloof rockers in their lifetime so I thought it would do ya some good to see an altered version of Sam’s iconic piece.

P.S. Don’t mind the jungle I refer to as my front yard.

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#1 posted 05-24-2015 08:27 PM

Sweet! Nice work Zac, beautiful set of chairs. Great grain pattern in that tiger maple.

-- "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 05-24-2015 08:37 PM

Great job, nice to see a new adaptation on a classic. Great choice of woods also, and they look right at home on that prairie.

My mother is from Kansas, nothing jungle-like about it – just finished cutting my yard for the second time in a week and can hear it growing already with our spring rains here in Ohio. :) Happy Memorial Day!

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 05-24-2015 11:54 PM

I never get tired of drooling over Maloof style chairs. Yours are very nice!

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

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#4 posted 05-25-2015 12:28 AM

Great project – i’m already sitting under that tree with a lemonade :)

-- Greg Simon

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#5 posted 05-25-2015 01:09 PM

thanks ya’ll! leaf herder- these past couple weeks we have had more rain than we’ve gotten in the past like 3 years. Its pretty safe to say ill be fixing fence and getting cattle in all day today haha.

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#6 posted 05-25-2015 02:13 PM

Well at least with that flat horizon the cattle don’t have anyplace to hide. In my mom’s hometown (Hoisington) they said if you stood on the porch you could see the next county and if you stood on the roof you could see the next country. :)

-- Leafherder

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#7 posted 05-25-2015 02:19 PM

These turned out nicely

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 05-25-2015 02:23 PM

You certainly have these chairs all figured out even modifying them into rockers,good job.

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 12:02 AM

Beautiful set of chairs!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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