walnut rocking chair

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Project by cblak posted 03-17-2012 12:49 PM 2211 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I told my wife she would have the chair for the birth of our first child. She got it a few days before his 1st birthday!

-- Ten seconds of patience, Ten years of peace.

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#1 posted 03-17-2012 12:58 PM

Absolutley beautiful. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 03-17-2012 01:16 PM

It turned out great, worth the wait. I have one more chair to build before I will get to starting my Maloof style rocker. I’m sure your wife will love it, especially at “storytime” with your one year old. (By the way the photography is excellent as well.)

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 03-17-2012 01:41 PM

Great looking rocker.

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

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#4 posted 03-17-2012 02:12 PM

Beautiful rocker. I bet it even looks better rocking her baby to sleep! I’ve wanted to build a Maloof rocker for a long time. I’ve saved a cherry crotch that I slabbed into 2 1/4” thick slabs to build something special. Looks like it’s going to be a rocking chair.

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-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-17-2012 02:19 PM

Excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-17-2012 02:35 PM

Welcome to Ljs
A wonderful looking rocker great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 02:41 PM

Welcome, & Congrats on you new Baby! And Wow! You nailed this project! What a great job, its a real beauty!

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

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 02:44 PM

I’ve got to make one of these.

Beautiful work, I’m sure Mom and the baby will love it too.

I must ask 2 things, how many hours do you think this project took, and is this your design?

-- dust control

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 02:55 PM

Great looking chair and beautiful design! Been building my son’s toy box for over a year. Theres always something that jumps before it on the list.

Welcome to LJ’s

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 02:57 PM

Congratulation and great job! My first is due in under a month and I finished my Maloof a couple weeks ago too.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 03:25 PM

better late than never :) I love these maloof chairs! Great job! Welcome to LJs!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 04:38 PM

I’m sure it was well worth the wait. Nice job and thanks for being awesome, Sam Maloof. That thing is a beaut!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#13 posted 03-17-2012 04:44 PM

Outstanding work and congratulations on your baby!

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#14 posted 03-17-2012 04:49 PM

I’m in awe.

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#15 posted 03-17-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. It was a picture of a similar rocker on the cover of a Sam Maloof book that got me started in woodworking, so it was inevitable that i would build one someday! This was my first attempt at a rocker. I did a little tweaking but the design is one of Scott Morrison’s. I would definitely recommend getting his plans if you are interested in building one yourself. It took me about 120 hours. I became very close with my spokeshave on this project. I plan to post a few more projects of my own design and i look forward to your comments. Its always good to hear from others with the same passion!

-- Ten seconds of patience, Ten years of peace.

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