Maloof style rocking chair.

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Project by Paul posted 08-26-2012 03:33 PM 1656 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chair with inspiration from several LJ’s projects and the plans from Charles Brock. His plans, videos, and patterns were essential.
Mostly it took patience, tools, and a lot of sandpaper. If you attempt this project I would advise you to just go ahead and order all the specialty tools that Mr Brock recommends. I did not think I needed some and got the job done but it would have been easier to do it his way.
Anyhow, after a few hours a day for about 10 weeks it is finished, I will probably make another someday. This one is made from Walnut with a stripe of Alder in the rocker.

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 04:27 PM

Beautiful work Paul.

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

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 05:07 PM

Great work..a real heirloom project.

-- chris, north wales

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#3 posted 08-26-2012 06:07 PM

Nice copy of an iconic rocker !

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#4 posted 08-26-2012 06:09 PM

Really Nice and it looks comfortable too.

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 12:20 AM

I love the lumber in the truck picture, because if you have never done any woodworking it is impossible to visualize the the finished project coming from nothing but a few plain boards of wood. The vision and skill level of the LJ craftsmen here can never be over stated. Simply beautiful.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 12:20 AM

Looks great.

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 10:52 AM

Fantastic job! I’m always so impressed with anyone who can execute these chairs.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 02:10 PM

That is quite and accomplishment! This one is on my list – someday.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 02:48 PM

Can it get any prettier? Excellent work.

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 08:48 PM

Nice looking rocker. The walnut on the arms looks great in your 2nd picture.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 01:04 PM

Sorry I missed this when first posted, I think this rocker looks like the work of a seasoned pro not a first time rocker builder. If you used only the book and CD you must be a fast learner. Looks like enough wood in that pickup for another one. Nice work.

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

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