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Project by garrett posted 1540 days ago 3025 views 9 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 1540 days ago

That is awesome. I like everything about this double rocker, craftsmanship, design, wood selection – it’s got it all. Outstanding job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Canadian Woodworks

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#2 posted 1540 days ago

Beautiful, I will attempt a double rocker soon (-:

Thank you for the inspiration!

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

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 1540 days ago

Awesome piece, great craftmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1540 days ago

Amazing rocker fantastic work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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schloemoe

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#5 posted 1540 days ago

OOOOH I like that a lot…..............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1540 days ago

Fantastic looking rocker. My wife wants a porch swing and this gives me an idea…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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rcs47

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#7 posted 1540 days ago

Wow. You did a Great Job.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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edgarO

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#8 posted 1540 days ago

WOW. Beautiful work!

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lanwater

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#9 posted 1540 days ago

This rocker is beautifull. great craftsmanship!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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Hallmark

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#10 posted 1540 days ago

Now that’s a keeper!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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OttoH

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#11 posted 1540 days ago

Absolutely superb!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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michelletwo

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#12 posted 1539 days ago

absolutely stellar

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mtkate

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#13 posted 1539 days ago

That makes me want to go on retirement RIGHT NOW! The back looks so delicate, but I bet it’s very sturdy.

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ScottMorrison

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#14 posted 1539 days ago

Truly spectacular work. You have an heirloom piece that you and your wife can be proud of. Thank you for shairng.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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Grant Libramento

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#15 posted 1539 days ago

What else can be said? Awe-inspiring work! The purpleheart details are a nice touch.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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