|Project by garrett||posted 06-13-2010 03:31 AM||3711 views||9 times favorited||32 comments|
After completing a Maloof-style lowback sized for my wife, she wanted a double rocker. I was taking a class at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA in production chairmaking and this seemed the perfect vehicle to help me make the chair.
The rocker is close to Sam’s original with a few modifications. I surrounded the leg joints with purpleheart (I got the idea from Scott Morrison here on LJ) and laminated a 1/8” strip of purpleheart in each of the 13 spindles. Purpleheart is also laminated in the rockers. The arms are the same as the Beverly double rocker on display at the Maloof Foundation.
Most of the rocker is made of California claro walnut milled from the urban forest and the finish is Maloof wipe-off poly/oil and then Maloof wax/oil.