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Project by yellowtruck75 posted 06-04-2010 12:41 PM 1569 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Memorial Day weekend project, started Friday May 28th – completed June 3rd.

Made this one out of Cherry with Walnut plugs. Decided to go with Cherry agian since I am able to aquire rough Cherry for $.90 a board foot. Started with the initial design inspired by Scott Morrison and decided to tweak it a bit to be more like a Maloof. I rounded over all the edges of the seat, curved the front of the seat, carved out the arms to fit the person, and added a curved head rest. Definitly more challenging than the last chair due to the design changes but also easier to complete since I have gone through the process before and I had all the templates.

Finish is Maloof poly/oil

Completion time ~ 25 – 30 hours

This one is for sale (having wife put out during yard sale to see if any interest)

Next is the Maloof inspired chair, seat, front and back legs complete already.





13 comments so far

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jockmike2

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 01:02 PM

Very nice Maloofish looking rocker. I think you can safely call this your own. Very nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Joanne

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 01:34 PM

Beautiful, I love the grain on the seat! Nicely done!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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workerinwood

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 02:22 PM

Outstanding job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 02:41 PM

Very nice and finished in a week. WOW

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Kate

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 02:54 PM

Nice job. You’re on a roll (or should I say on a rock…)

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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sras

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 05:07 PM

A week! That would take me a year (or more)! Looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 05:10 PM

A quick and good build well done a great chair

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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tinnman65

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 11:57 PM

Great chair, it looks very comfortable. Good luck selling it, I’m sure it will make someone happy

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Canadian Woodworks

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 01:47 AM

Nice looking chair, and good price on the cherry!!!

Did you screw the arm to the top of the leg? if so why instead of the dowel from underneath?

Were making these chairs also, and I decided to use 3 screws in the head rest, it does make it stronger but I think the best part is that it visually looks better, try 3 on your next one (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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yellowtruck75

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 03:38 AM

I screwed the arms to the legs becuase I don’t have an drill press to get straight holes for dowels (future add to shop). I will use the 3 screws in the head rest next time. I intended to use 3 this time but only remembered after I was done with the first side.

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Grant Libramento

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#11 posted 06-06-2010 08:38 PM

Nice chair. You are a fast and efficient artisan.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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Millo

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#12 posted 11-04-2010 06:17 PM

where do you live that you get such cheap cherry?

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yellowtruck75

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#13 posted 11-04-2010 07:13 PM

Live in central Pennsylvania and I get cherry that cheap because I have a family member that works at a mill who gets it for cost.

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