Maloof Style Bar Stool

  • Advertise with us
Project by mnorusis posted 11-19-2011 03:32 PM 5077 views 22 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest chair, using templates from Scott Morrison, was a lot of fun to make. Next up is designing my own chair.

Like the others, this is Walnut with with the Maloof oil/varnish and oil/wax finish.


13 comments so far

View rivergirl's profile


3201 posts in 2863 days

#1 posted 11-19-2011 03:47 PM


-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

View Woodbridge's profile


3548 posts in 2442 days

#2 posted 11-19-2011 03:49 PM

I was interested in your post. A Maloof rocker is on my list. You have done a great job. Excellent joinery and a beautiful finsih. Photo number 2 with the sharp focus on the side and joinery and the blurred autumn colours in the background is a great shot.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View MasterSergeant's profile


1364 posts in 2713 days

#3 posted 11-19-2011 03:52 PM

I can only dream of making such a wonderful piece! Thanks for sharing!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

View Bsmith's profile


330 posts in 2695 days

#4 posted 11-19-2011 03:55 PM

I’ve added this to my favorites. Absolutely beautiful.

-- Bryan

View ScottMorrison's profile


149 posts in 3002 days

#5 posted 11-19-2011 04:11 PM


That barstool looks as good or better than anything that has ever come out of my workshop. I agree with the other poster, VERY nice work on the photography as well.

Excellent work and thank you for sharing.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

View Jonathan's profile


2608 posts in 3075 days

#6 posted 11-19-2011 05:17 PM

Now that is gorgeous! Some day, I’ll get around to building a Maloof-inspired piece, but not today. Will you be making another one or two of these to line the bar with? Maybe another one in walnut, and one more in a contrasting color to stick in between the walnut pieces?

Now that you’ve built 3-Maloof-inspired pieces, I’ll be curious to watch your own design unfold, develop, and ultimately come to life. I hope you will consider blogging about it.

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

View sras's profile


4811 posts in 3154 days

#7 posted 11-19-2011 06:17 PM

Excellent work on a challenging piece. Beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

View a1Jim's profile


117115 posts in 3602 days

#8 posted 11-19-2011 06:20 PM

Nice work a very refined bar stool ,I’m sure Sam would have loved it.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Dallas's profile


64 posts in 2989 days

#9 posted 11-19-2011 07:35 PM

Wow. Big wow. I would love to attempt one of these. Great work.

-- If a tree falls in the neighbor's woods, and no one is there to hear it...can you take it home, mill it and turn it into a coffee table without your neighbor making a sound?

View Branden Huth's profile

Branden Huth

18 posts in 2407 days

#10 posted 11-19-2011 10:28 PM

Nice work. I can tell you took your time with the shaping and finish. I think Sam would like it


View Tim Dahn's profile (online now)

Tim Dahn

1567 posts in 3589 days

#11 posted 11-20-2011 01:37 PM

That is really nice Mike, nice lines and finish looks perfect. How fine do you go on the sanding?

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

View Maveric777's profile


2693 posts in 3101 days

#12 posted 11-20-2011 04:08 PM

Love it! Well done….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

View mnorusis's profile


153 posts in 3168 days

#13 posted 11-20-2011 04:53 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind comments, it’s greatly appreciated.

@Tim: I sand to 400 grit sanding discs and then follow that with 500 and 1000 grit Abralon pads. I just can’t get Walnut to finish nicely without sanding that far. It may be something wrong with how I do the finish, I don’t know, but it’s what works for me.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics