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Project by Philip Edwards posted 03-31-2006 07:34 PM 15892 views 11 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt at one of Sam Maloof’s amazing chairs. It is made from Black Walnut and was a lot of fun!
http://www.philsville.co.uk/maloofchair1.htm





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Martin Sojka

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#1 posted 04-24-2006 07:15 PM

Phil, are you enjoying this chair in your day-to-day life? Just sitting in it and enjoying your work must be very relaxing.

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Philip Edwards

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#2 posted 04-24-2006 07:47 PM

Martin
It is real nice to sit in-I just remember how many hours tedious sanding was needed to smooth it out and shiver! ;) Thanks.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 05-04-2006 04:12 PM

Thanks for giving credit to Sam Maloof. There are many who use his elements of furniture design to make a living, and fail to give credit to him. Thanks for being truthful, it doesn’t take anything away from your abilities, or the beauty of your work

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 05-13-2006 05:23 PM

Mark
The chair is quite obviously Sam’s-from the joinery and timber to the design. It was so enjoyable to make (bar the sanding!) and I really started to understand how Sam works. By the time I’ve made another 50 I think I’ll be there ;)
An amazing Guy,
Cheers
Phil

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 05-16-2006 02:32 AM

Philip:
I posted a question in the Forums on making carved seat bottoms. I would appreciate your help on how you carved out your seat bottom (on the chair of course!).

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 07-26-2006 04:45 PM

Hey Phil:
I am so excited, I just finished my Maloof Rocking Chair. Also, I found out that I get to hear Sam Maloof give a lecture this upcoming September at the Western Design Conference in Cody, WY. I’ll get some good photos of the chair, and will post them later.

thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 07-26-2006 04:47 PM

Hey Phil:
I am so excited, I just finished my “Maloof-inspired Rocking Chair”. It doesn’t look near as good as Sam’s originals, but I sure can appreciate all of the work he puts into them now.

Also, I found out that I get to hear Sam Maloof give a lecture this upcoming September at the Western Design Conference in Cody, WY. I’ll get some good photos of the chair, and will post them later.

thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 07-26-2006 04:48 PM

Hey Phil:
I am so excited, I just finished my “Maloof-inspired Rocking Chair”. It doesn’t look near as good as Sam’s originals, but I sure can appreciate all of the work he puts into them now.

Also, I found out that I get to hear Sam Maloof give a lecture this upcoming September at the Western Design Conference in Cody, WY. I’ll get some good photos of the chair, and will post them later.

thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Philip Edwards

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#9 posted 07-26-2006 09:53 PM

Congrats on the chair!! Looking forward to the pics-which timber did you use?
A Sam Maloof lecture?? Nice-no I’m not jealous at all ;)
Cheers
Phil

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#10 posted 07-27-2006 03:59 AM

Gorgeous chair Phil. I hope it isn’t long before you find all the sanding was worth it. – Or is a less painful memory at least.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 08-28-2006 11:21 PM

I think it’s a great chair. There’s nothing like the feel of a nice smooth piece of furniture. I bet everybody that sees it, has to rub there hands all over it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 05-20-2007 06:37 AM

I was looking through shuffle and saw this wonderful chair. Made me wonder what you were up to. Had not seen you post here in quite a while. Hope all is well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#13 posted 05-21-2007 04:02 AM

There is something about that style that grabs me. Very nicely done!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 05-21-2007 04:13 AM

I’ll never forget my Sam Maloof lesson from Mark D. I made the mistake of saying something like Sam being too busy to give anyone any real feedback on their chairs. Mark asked me in so many words to read a little about what I was talking about. Which I humbly did and am very glad that I did. An out standing individual as well as artist. Very nice chair Phil. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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pedrorc

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#15 posted 07-27-2007 09:27 PM

Very nice work, cheers

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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