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Maloof Style Low-Back Chair

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Project by elton posted 05-06-2011 05:15 PM 2197 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was started by my Amigo (a little Spanish lingo) Doug Roper
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27888.

I completed it using it as my demonstration chair for an adult ed class I was teaching at Coronado Calif. Several students also completed a Maloof Style rocker. Will post some pics of the class as I can get them.

Chair is black walnut with ebony plugs, rubbed in oil finish and wax.

Hope you like it.





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llwynog

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 05:25 PM

Very nice !
I bought the plans for Maloof low-back chair from Scott Morrisson, I bought the wood to build it but I did not start to work on it yet as I have other projects and I lack several tools that he uses in his video.

Great work anyway ! Makes me wish I could find the time to work on mine.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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MShort

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 08:41 PM

I love this chair and rocker style. You did a great job on this project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 08:50 PM

I noticed this chair in the background of the project you posted a couple of days ago. I wondered if it was yours, and if you were going to post it.

Beautifully done!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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lanwater

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 10:20 PM

I like your chair. It is beautifull.
If you were not 6 hours away from me I would take your class.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 11:51 PM

Beautiful work elton, That chair looks great. I’m in the process of building one myself but have a few other things cooking at the same time. I hope I can get mine to look as nice as this chair. That walnut is just glowing in those pics!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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dedalo

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#6 posted 05-07-2011 12:55 AM

Amazing, really love maloof style.

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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kcrandy

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 07:29 PM

Congratulations. That is an extraordinary chair. Wonderful lines, beautiful color and character and inviting to sit in. Who could want for anything more except for it to be in my house!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 07:28 PM

great work, he would be proud!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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