Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair w/ Foot Stool

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Project by Lori posted 534 days ago 3971 views 19 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Maloof inspired design by Charles Brock we made the chair using the “Build a Sculptured Rocker Plan Bundle PLUS Shaping a Sculptured Rocker DVD “set. The chair is for my husband’s son and daughter-in-law first baby. It took about 170 hours to build and finish the rocker. The DVD’s are nicely done; there are some areas that aren’t as detailed as I’d have liked. Taking the Bar Stool class with Andy Chidwick helped a lot because the seat and leg joints are the same, so I was already familiar with making all the cuts and fitting the joint. The baby’s do on Feb 14 so we are in Colorado right now. We just finished putting the last coat of Waterlox on last week. The foot stool is from

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#1 posted 534 days ago

Beautiful and very inspiring work. The lines are perfect. I’m sure they will be very happy

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 534 days ago

really beautiful

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#3 posted 534 days ago

Wow. It looks like all one piece its so smooth.

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-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 534 days ago

Very nice, I am working on a rocker now as time allows. Hope mine comes out half as good as yours.

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#6 posted 533 days ago

Looks beautifully made !

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#7 posted 533 days ago

Superior work !
That is a beautiful piece.

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#8 posted 533 days ago

Fantastic work on this beautiful rocker Lori. Sam would be proud of you!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 533 days ago

Wow, that is beautiful! Congratulations on the family addition!

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#10 posted 533 days ago

WOW! What a beautiful piece! So nice to see!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 533 days ago

Super job Lori..i’ve made a lot of chairs in my time, but this one rocks!

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#12 posted 533 days ago

Simply Beautiful.

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#13 posted 533 days ago

Congratulations Lori. This is really beautiful work. No doubt Sam would be pleased.

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#14 posted 533 days ago

You did good Lori VERY good ,these are real works of art.

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#15 posted 533 days ago

beautiful job,makes me want to do one

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