Checked off my bucket list - Maloof Style Rocking Chair

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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 920 days ago 1516 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

- Curly maple
- Built in 2011
- Matching side table

Building this chair was FUN, even though it required sanding until my fingers bled (literally).

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#1 posted 920 days ago

Beautiful work,I hate sanding but we gotta do what we gotta do!

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#2 posted 920 days ago

This is fantastic…a definite favorite for me. Wonderful lines and an inspiration to see it. Be proud of this piece for sure…. I think this is what craftsmenship is all about. Your sanding and hard work in my opinion was very worth the while….enjoy it!



-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#3 posted 920 days ago

You have a beautiful rocker! Great wood and fantastic craftsmanship. I bet you can’t build just one! I’m having trouble deciding which wood (maple, walnut, or cherry) to use for my rocker. I may have to build 3 of them…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 920 days ago

Super rocker and table. Great wood and use of it.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 920 days ago

wow. now you have have an amazing place to sit, and a place to put your beer. i’d do that for a while after all that skilled work. amazing job.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL,

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#6 posted 920 days ago

That’s a great accomplishment a very complicated chair .nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 920 days ago

Beautiful rocker, well constructed. I still have a Maloof rocker on my list.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 920 days ago

Very interesting design!!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#9 posted 920 days ago

That is a beautiful chair. Quite an accomplishment and well worth the effort.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 920 days ago

Great chair, that last picture really shows how nice the wood is.

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

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#12 posted 920 days ago

This looks great! One of these is on my bucket list too.

-- Steve, Pennsylvania

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#13 posted 920 days ago

I think most of us who love to work with wood find Sam Maloof to be an inspiration. I think your work would make him proud – well done!!

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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#14 posted 920 days ago

Yeah this is a bucket list item for me too. Are you using Charles Brock video and book? I am about half way thru my walnut Maloof Rocker and it ’s taking a lot longer than I thought. Roughing out the arms is tough, (getting them to match) I don’t have a band saw big enough to cut the head piece. Not sure how I’m going to over come that. In the mean time will be building the jig for rocker laminations. Any advice would be great.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#15 posted 919 days ago

looks great!

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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