final design for this low-back chair

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Project by scoot1111 posted 02-11-2013 02:50 AM 3502 views 16 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

as always, thank you to mr. sam maloof for his inspiration.
this is the version i am settling with. the scale is great and it took 5 prototypes to get here. and, only looking back, well worth it. there’s an old irish poem that says ‘just as the rain will make you wet, perfection will do you in’.....this chair gets close… turned out really nice. furniture is such a tactile experience the internet does it no justice. paz

-- scott

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 03:13 AM


-- Joel

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 03:30 AM

I love these Maloof-style chairs. Someday, after I work on my skill some more, I will build one.

It’s kind of funny…in the first pic it looks like the chair is missing a leg. I see the leg in other pictures, it’s just that you got the chair at the perfect angle.

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 04:08 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful build

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 04:08 AM


Did you attend any training for these or aquire patterns?

-- MrHart

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 07:10 AM

Cool progect!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 12:26 PM

no training. trial and trial

-- scott

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 03:42 PM

looks great like the wood

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 03:53 PM

Looks incredible—I love watching the prototype process, especially when each prototype is made with such beautiful materials! I noticed that some of the previous prototypes look finished, but I can’t tell about this one. Would you mind sharing your finishing process?

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#9 posted 02-11-2013 04:02 PM


love the grain runs on this one, and the contrasting shades really pop up the uniqueness of this chair.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 02-11-2013 04:30 PM


Very nice chair. What is the difference between this chair and January post? Inquiring/aspiring minds want to know. Chair making is tougher than tables, due to compound angles?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 02-11-2013 04:38 PM

Beautiful chair. I love the details and the curves. I missed the previous versions—did this start from an available plan, or is it something you came up with entirely on your own, after being inspired style-wise by another’s work?

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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#12 posted 02-11-2013 05:26 PM

this chair has a taller back rest and a bit more arc to the back legs than the january one. I was inspired by sam maloof’s low back, and plan to try one like this with arms (I don’t like his arms, they have too much curve for me). on finishing, I use watco oil for the first coat, then 3 more coats of arm-r-seal satin.

-- scott

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 05:32 PM



-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 02-12-2013 12:30 AM

Love it! From the back your chair reminds me of a bulldog – the way the front legs are wider than the back (at least in that picture).

Gorgeous proportions and the wood choice is superb.

-- Steve

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#15 posted 02-12-2013 01:58 AM

Very Nice! I love the wood.

-- Rob V

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