|Project by Tim Mahoney||posted 01-13-2010 06:46 PM||2657 views||12 times favorited||18 comments|
This chair is based upon Sam Maloof’s rocking chairs. I was fortunate to met Sam back in June of last year just before he died. What a wonderful man he was. I learned how to make these chairs from a very talented woodworkder in Montana. He showed me the way to “twist” the arms. I also shape the front legs instead of turning and use laminated back rests. I like to rock but also like to have my feet up so I designed a rocking stool to match the style of the chair. This chair is cherry. I’ve also made them in black walnut. For anyone interested I started a blog on building a chair. trident98.blogspot.com
I started my blog with the headrest build as someone had questions on making a headrest of multiple pieces rather than one. I usually start with the seat but sometimes mix it up for a change.
-- Tim Mahoney, So Cal, http://www.mahoneywoodworks.com