Sam Maloof Inspired Dining Table

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Project by Mike Chapman posted 12-17-2011 11:29 PM 5689 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love Sam Maloof designed furniture. This dining table resulted after I saw a picture of his table in his home. Next, I want to build matching dining chairs in the Maloof tradition.

You can see the complete building processing at my website by clicking the “Work-In-Process” navigation button.


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#1 posted 12-17-2011 11:41 PM

Sweet looking table, very well done.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 12:08 AM

Fine, fine workmanship! Congratulations!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 12:38 AM

Triple wow on that one

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 12:50 AM

The table looks fantastic and so does the rest of the room!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 12:55 AM

Wonderful table Mike, Sam would be proud.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 03:22 AM

the finish on this is to die for, great great work!

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#7 posted 12-18-2011 03:48 AM

Great table! I love Maloof furniture!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 05:16 AM

Mike, excellent job on the table. I just love anything build around Sam’s designs. What type of finish did you use? Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#9 posted 12-18-2011 06:25 AM

From the choice of wood, to joinery, to finish, all excellent work.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 07:09 AM

EXQUISITE … the only word I can think of that adequately describes your piece! Thanks for sharing.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 12-18-2011 01:56 PM

Nice quality work. Good job!

-- Life is good.

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Mike Chapman

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#12 posted 12-18-2011 02:50 PM

Thanks to all for your comments. In answer to some questions, I used 5 coats of Waterlox Original. Between each coat, I Scotch-Brited the surface to smooth it out and give it some “tooth” as the painters say.

Its made of Cherry with Walnut laminates at the joinery where pedestal meet top.


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#13 posted 12-18-2011 04:52 PM

Beautiful design and workmanship. At our house, we, too, swear by Waterlox original. Great stuff.

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#14 posted 12-18-2011 08:19 PM

Beautiful table Mike.

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#15 posted 12-18-2011 08:32 PM

what a beautiful table, and i know sam would be proud, i enjoyed the story of the acquired cherry for this, and all the build pictures on your site…what a pleasure…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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