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Project by Sausage posted 07-30-2016 10:09 PM 851 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another woodworker with another Maloof inspired chair. :-) I used the Brock video loosely. The thing I kind of liked about the Brock video is it did not tell you how to do everything exactly. You have to use your own imagination. These are my first attempt at chairs, I have only been woodworking a few years. I made these to go with my grandpas table top I restored. That is why they are made out of Mahogany. The base I had originally made for the table is kind of heavy for it. So I am going to make a Maloof style base to go with it next. This is really a legacy thing for me. I want my grandkids grandkids fighting over this furniture. :-) Just like we fight over my grandpas. I would like to Thank R_Stad for encouraging me to go for the plunge!

Greg





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EarlS

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 12:59 AM

Gorgeous chairs. I’ve been woodworking for 20+ years and I still haven’t worked up the courage to try to make a Maloof chair. The smooth lines and curves have to be perfect or every error will show up immediately.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 01:02 AM

I’ve never seen these chairs in mahogany, and they look fantastic! I’m sure future generations will definitely be fighting over them!

-- Dean

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Sausage

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 01:57 AM



Gorgeous chairs. I ve been woodworking for 20+ years and I still haven t worked up the courage to try to make a Maloof chair. The smooth lines and curves have to be perfect or every error will show up immediately.

- EarlS

The way you do Greene and Greene style I don’t think you would have any issues. Thanks!!

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Sausage

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 01:59 AM



I ve never seen these chairs in mahogany, and they look fantastic! I m sure future generations will definitely be fighting over them!

- Mean_Dean

Thank you Sir!

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#5 posted 07-31-2016 05:21 AM

Wow, those are truly beautiful. Something like that is way out of my league.

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 07-31-2016 10:24 AM

your chairs are something available only in my dreams. They became an heirloom with the final brush stroke.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#7 posted 07-31-2016 12:34 PM

Love your chairs, l no what you mean about Brock videos when you stated , it did not tell you how to do everything exactly. l experienced the same thing when l built the maloof inspired rocking chair using Brock’s video however it made me stronger and l became obsessed with building it perfect ,to the point of using callipers . lt was the best woodworking learning experience I’ve had so far. Again nice job !

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#8 posted 07-31-2016 12:42 PM

absolutely wonderful work – thanks for the detailed pics too

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 07-31-2016 12:59 PM

Greg, this pair of chairs is absolutely beautiful. I love the design and you have exhibited a lot of fine craftsmanship. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Sausage

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#10 posted 07-31-2016 02:46 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments. I really appreciate them coming from people who know what went into building them. Clarkey, I agree with you it made me much stronger and gave me a better eye for what looks right and what doesn’t. It also taught me there are some things you just need to let go. If you obsess on it to much you will end up ruining it.

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kila6mk

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#11 posted 08-01-2016 03:31 PM

Gorgeous chairs! I am a relative newbee to woodworking, where do you find the plans/videos/techniques to tackle these projects confidently?

-- Michael, South Africa, OSK Fine Modern Furniture, www.thenandnowinteriors.co.za

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Sausage

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#12 posted 08-01-2016 10:37 PM



Gorgeous chairs! I am a relative newbee to woodworking, where do you find the plans/videos/techniques to tackle these projects confidently?

- kila6mk

I used the Charles Brock DVD at the website below, it comes with plans. But it does not tell you how do everything exactly. A lot is left to your imagination. I know Scott Morrison does a DVD as well as a few others. Good luck and have fun if you do proceed making any Maloof style furniture. And Thanks for the wonerdul compliment!
http://charlesbrockchairmaker.com/

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pottz

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#13 posted 08-01-2016 11:37 PM

well greg i think there will definitly be some fighting over those,they are just beautiful.huge maloof fan having been to his home and shop and doing a seminar with one of his boys,aka larry white. i have definite plans to do a rocker from plans i got from charles brock also, so enough drooling over others work, time for me to get going on my own.going in my favorites.

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

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Sausage

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#14 posted 08-01-2016 11:57 PM



well greg i think there will definitly be some fighting over those,they are just beautiful.huge maloof fan having been to his home and shop and doing a seminar with one of his boys,aka larry white. i have definite plans to do a rocker from plans i got from charles brock also, so enough drooling over others work, time for me to get going on my own.going in my favorites.

- pottz

Go for it! You won’t regret it. I am actually enrolled in the Larry White all day class in Oct. My wife bought it for me as a Fathers Day gift. Thanks and good luck!

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R_Stad

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#15 posted 08-06-2016 05:05 PM

Fine work Greg – they came out great. Look forward to seeing the table base. Well done my man.

-- Rod - Oregon

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