|Project by Grant Libramento||posted 06-22-2010 02:37 AM||2650 views||6 times favorited||23 comments|
I finally join the growing fraternity of woodworkers honoring the late Sam Maloof by building a sculptured chair in his unique style. When I first attended a demonstration by Sam in Atlanta in 1996 I knew I would someday get around to making one of these. It has taken me until now.
I’m just an amateur so I don’t count hours, but it surely was a long time in construction; certainly a lot more than the Windsor chairs I usually build. I used the templates and advice of Charles Brock because I like his interpretation of the Maloof style.
Black Walnut lumber; three coats of Waterlox. Lots of sawdust and sweat.
Thank you, Sam, for the inspiration.
-- Grant, Tryon, NC