Cherry Lowback Chair

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Project by scott shangraw posted 10-20-2007 05:01 AM 2561 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry Lowback Chair-My take on a Sam Maloof inspired lowback chair. Made of cherry with maple plugs. Alot of handshaping!!!! I have made some changes from the Maloof style, that I prefer. It features the carved seat, handshaped arms and headrest. This is our most popular chair style.

“Want to learn how to make this chair? Visit our “How to Build a Rocking Chair page for more info on chair building.

See other chairs that we’ve made:

Mesquite Horn Back Chair
Green & Green chair
Mesquite dinning chair
Walnut Settee

-- Scott NM,

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#1 posted 10-20-2007 05:06 AM

Thats a nice looking chair. My hands would be blistered from all that shapeing. awesome job. The maple plugs show well.

-- bryano

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#2 posted 10-20-2007 05:35 AM

Wonderful Chair Scott. Some day I hope I can produce work at this level.

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

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#3 posted 10-20-2007 06:38 AM

Beautiful…All I can think of.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-20-2007 04:21 PM

Very good example. I think Sam would be pleased.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-20-2007 06:30 PM

Sweet! Very organic looking.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 10-20-2007 08:11 PM

Wow! To have this type of skill.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 10-24-2007 07:17 AM

Looks very comfortable. Good looking chair!

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#8 posted 11-23-2007 05:03 AM

Beautiful Work… I would love to have one like that…..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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