Another Sam Maloof Rocker

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Project by Brandon55 posted 01-17-2010 07:38 PM 2194 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry rocker with Walnut plugs.

-- Brandon, Atlanta

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Canadian Woodworks

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 07:56 PM

looks good, did you use templates from somewhere?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 08:07 PM

Wow, Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 08:19 PM

Very nice! I notice that the arm rests and the headrest aren’t quite as sculpted as I’ve seen on other Maloof rockers. What was your reason for doing it that way?

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 08:31 PM

Great looking chair ,good job on the finishing.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 10:03 PM

Wonderful very nice work. beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 11:36 PM

great work


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#7 posted 01-18-2010 01:59 AM

I did not use any templates. The arms have subtle curves to them. Its hard for the camera to pick up. People always comment that they like how the arms feel. I know Sam always did a hard line on his arms. I have never sat in or seen one of Sams chairs in person. But for me I know my arms hang off the outside edge of the arm rest and I want that to be as comfortable as possible. So I gave up a little bit of artistic appeal for comfort. The head rest is the same way. I used to do a deep dish for the head rest. the deeper the dish the farther your head has to tilt back to actually use the head rest. But who knows what I will do in the future. Thats the great thing about woodworking. You can build the same thing so many different ways.

Thanks to all for your comments.

-- Brandon, Atlanta

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