Maloof Style Chairs

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Project by tim0001 posted 03-23-2016 06:08 PM 1555 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These chairs have been on my bucket list for a while and finally got around to it. I had a few nice walnut slabs that I had for years and decided it was time to use them. I followed the Scott Morrison video and templates which made the build way easier than I had anticipated. I put in a few of my own details such as the diamond plugs and stringing. Finish is three coats on Minwax tung oil and wax. Both the rocker and low black chairs are very comfortable.

-- TimV

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 07:13 PM

Absolutely works of art! I commend you for your craftsmanship and decisions. Love the stringing, cant see what diamonds you’re speaking of though. Congrats!.

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 07:16 PM

Stunning elegance!


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#3 posted 03-23-2016 07:17 PM

This rocking chair is so beautiful. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 07:50 PM

Beautiful! I to want to purchase Scott’s plans. What size stock does it call for? You didn’t feel in over your head?

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#6 posted 03-23-2016 08:10 PM

Your chair is fantastic, from a few slabs of wood to a heirloom piece. My slabs are waiting.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 03-23-2016 09:28 PM

These look amazing. I can’t believe these were “easier” than expected, as they have an heirloom quality. I never heard of Scott Morrison before your post, but his website is very interesting.

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#8 posted 03-23-2016 10:54 PM

Wow! Beautiful and great companions to that live edge table in the background. Any chance we could get close ups of the stringing and plugs? No rush, my walnut slabs are still growing – the two trees in my backyard are 30 years old – I figure by the time I reach retirement in 15 years or so they will be just the right size for some useful lumber.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 03-23-2016 11:51 PM

always love seeing a maloof style rocker and yours dont dissapoint,excellent job on these.and i like the stringing something different from the others ive seen.also what i can see of your shop its as immaculate as your chairs,maybe post in the shops section.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 03-24-2016 12:34 AM

I am a huge Maloof fan and you did an outstanding job on these! Don’t think I’ve ever seen stringing done on Maloof chairs/rockers but I like it a lot!

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

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#11 posted 03-24-2016 02:09 AM

Beautiful! I have Scott’s plans but still busy on Tuscono bed room suit hopefully my next project, you did a splendid job congratulations..

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 03-24-2016 03:26 AM

Absolutely beautiful

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 03-24-2016 04:26 AM

Beautiful work brother.
I bet they are as comfortable as they are good looking.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#14 posted 03-24-2016 11:43 AM

Beautiful job!!!! Congrats on the “Top 3” Looks like retirement has inspired you.

-- "Always with Honor"

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#15 posted 03-24-2016 11:55 AM

SWEET!!! You did a fantastic job on these chairs, the perfect bucket list.

-- Dennis Zongker

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