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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 02-12-2011 04:55 PM 1854 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Thanks for having a look, I have some blog entys on my site the describes the design and build process of this A Chair Also I have many more pictures of this custom A Chair on my site.

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





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Jonathan

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#1 posted 02-12-2011 05:04 PM

Paul, this turned out wonderfully! Glad to see you figured it out for your first version, and I’ll be curious to see the slight evolutionary changes of the next generation.

Well done!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 02-12-2011 05:47 PM

Outstanding chair. Looks very comfortable.

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

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steliart

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#3 posted 02-12-2011 06:02 PM

comfi chair, nice build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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steliart

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#4 posted 02-12-2011 06:09 PM

comfi chair, nice build

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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childress

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 06:48 PM

Very nice as usual ! Looks very comfortable

-- Childress Woodworks

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#6 posted 02-12-2011 07:24 PM

Wow Paul, those transitions at the joints are just awesome! I will definitely have to check out the blog. Thanks for sharing with us and I hope this turns into a really hot seller for you!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#7 posted 02-12-2011 07:26 PM

Paul,
another well executed piece

Wonderful grantsmanship

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 02-12-2011 09:47 PM

Like Eric said… look really comfortable..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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MattinCincy

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#9 posted 02-13-2011 04:37 AM

I like this a lot, too. Some great curves here.

Thanks for sharing!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#10 posted 02-14-2011 12:07 AM

Impressive.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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DaytonB

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#11 posted 02-16-2011 04:03 PM

Very impressive. That joint looks perfect, I’m still trying to get my mind around how you were able to do it.
As always you’re sculpting and finish is exceptional

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