|Project by Canadian Woodworks||posted 02-12-2011 04:55 PM||2390 views||14 times favorited||11 comments|
What can I say I have been in love with this chair design even before I received my latest book The Furniture of Sam Maloof, and to my enjoyment and a little bit of a tease there is a picture of this chair in this book. So after much searching I have about 3 pictures to reference and some rough measurements of where things should be.
I also referenced a fellow lumber jock’s chair, he is DaytonB on here and now one of my lumberjock friends (-: Thanks Dayton for tips! Here is his A-frame Side Chair
I’ve wanted to build this chair for a while, but between our projects on the go and now a waiting list of projects it was on the back burner. I also told my self from the start that I wanted to use a true Maloof joint to attach the front leg, this took some extra figuring to accomplish. Let’s just say I went through many rough templates to get this chair together, but now I have them and I’m really happy with the lines as well as the techniques to build and assemble this chair. Although for my next one or many I will widen the front leg joint and add more depth the the rear leg joint to allow for some even more gracefully transitions.
This is my first attempt at a more true to Maloof back rest, because most chairs were pushed up to a table details in the rear of the chair are very important to the eye and hands.
The chair is built from 8/4 Canadian Black Walnut milled by me last summer (-: , All joints are reinforced with screws and plugged with Ebony. As a woodworker I’ll divulge that I dropped the chair off my table saw on to the floor with no broken parts, although Sam threw his off a roof I feel my accidental table saw fall is still kinda impressive.
Anyways you can see how much I love this chair, I can’t stop talking about it.I can’t wait for a customer or 2 to order some, I hope they get the same enjoyment out of it as I do when building it.
-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com