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Maloof style rocking chair.

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Project by Paul posted 683 days ago 1371 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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Dale

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#1 posted 683 days ago

Beautiful work Paul.

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

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inchanga

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#2 posted 683 days ago

Great work..a real heirloom project.

-- chris, north wales http://salemchapelfurniture.co.uk/

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 683 days ago

Nice copy of an iconic rocker !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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RKaste

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#4 posted 683 days ago

Really Nice and it looks comfortable too.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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Rxmpo

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#5 posted 683 days ago

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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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#6 posted 683 days ago

Looks great.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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mnpete

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#7 posted 683 days ago

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

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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sras

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#8 posted 682 days ago

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

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 682 days ago

Can it get any prettier? Excellent work.

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 680 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 586 days ago

Paul
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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