Maloof inspired rocking chair

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Project by maraziukas posted 06-24-2011 03:20 PM 2518 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maloof`s rocking chair. Made from ash. Actually when I started working on this chair, I didn’t believe it’s gonna be successful. Because of that, I chose the cheapest hardwood – ash. This project thought me a lot, and despite all the mistakes, I am pretty satisfied with the result.

-- Maraziukas, Lithuania,

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#1 posted 06-24-2011 03:24 PM

You got the skills, brother. It’s incredible.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 03:25 PM

Very well done, that is beautiful. Thanks for posting.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 06-24-2011 03:39 PM

Ash may be cheaper than some other hardwood but I really love its character.
This chair looks extremely comfortable, this is great work !

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

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 03:46 PM

It’s a real beauty. Looks like a job well done, and one that you can enjoy for many years.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 04:06 PM

Great results on this beauty! I really like the lines!

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

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#6 posted 06-24-2011 04:06 PM

Amazing, this is one of the best reproductions I´ve seen about maloof work, congrats. It is good to see such a great skill. The details are superb

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#7 posted 06-24-2011 04:14 PM

I love the design and shapes and curves. It looks wicked comfortable. Nice work!

-- "Give me wood..... And I will play with it!"

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 04:39 PM

That Chair ROCKS! yeah corny but had to say it, great work with the sculpted joinery, it takes some guts to attempt Maloofs style and you should be very satisfied with the results, it’s an awesome piece of work.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#9 posted 06-24-2011 04:51 PM

Well i dont really see any mistake, but i do see a stnning rocker fantastic work, and the ash
is showing very nicely!!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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#10 posted 06-24-2011 06:28 PM

hi love your rocker great build you did a fantastic job
ash maybe cheap but your rocker is a masterpiece
how many hours have you invested in this earldom
i just posted one last week had great fun and a lot of
head scratching thanks for shearing


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#11 posted 06-24-2011 06:35 PM

I love these things. Great looking rocker! I like the use of ash too, good idea.

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#12 posted 06-24-2011 07:23 PM

Wish I had the nerve to attempt something like this, really beautiful workmanship. Thanks for posting it.

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#13 posted 06-24-2011 07:27 PM

You did a very good job and you deserve to be proud of it. Hal Taylor saysful that you will be successful on your first chair, so pick good wood. The ash looks good to me also.

-- jstegall

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#14 posted 06-25-2011 04:19 AM

Good job on your chair – Beautiful. I love the ash. Did you use plans? If so, where did you purchase the plans if you don’t mind me asking. What finish did you use?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#15 posted 06-26-2011 03:54 AM

Great job Maraziukas, I never get tired of looking at these Maloof rockers. Yours looks great in ash!

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

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