|Project by g1hopper||posted 05-22-2009 09:16 PM||1611 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
This chair is my first attempt at making a chair of any kind. I actually didn’t have any desire to make a chair until I started seeing more and more people posting chairs on this site and others. They kept crediting their designs to Sam Maloof. Being fairly new to woodworking I started researching. I began to get interested and suddenly I wanted to try making one. I thought about buying plans from one of those out there that sell plans on making a Maloof rocker, however that is not me. I even told my wife one day that I wanted to try to do it myself without any plans.
What you see here is the outcome of my first attempt. It is made with maple and walnut. All the maple used for this chair is reclaimed. The seat is made up of five separate pieces, each cut at 3 degrees per Maloof’s style. I did also get the router bits that are at 3 degrees. All the patterns used to make this chair I designed and created. There are a couple of things I would change but all and all I am please with its outcome. Most importantly my wife loves it.
I enjoined making the chair more then I had thought I would. Now I look forward to make more. I will also try my hands at a rocker one of these days. I believe my next seating adventure will be stools for my bar. I am leaning towards 6 of them.
-- Steve, Omaha, NE