Low Back Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 03-18-2013 01:55 AM 2241 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This low back chair offers great comfort and beauty that will last for generations. Using the Maloof joint to attach the legs is not only about as strong as you get it allows us to hand sculpt the fair curves that make this chair such a delight to look at and sit in.

The Low Back Chair, which is based on the Maloof low-back chair, offers a simple yet contemporary look. The chair features contrasting ebony plugs and is finished with a unique blend of tung oil,BLO and resin which penetrates deeper and seals wood fibers beneath the surface.

I started this chair a while ago but never finished it, I drew the chair on a sheet of MDF to create the templates and went from there. I feel it turned out pretty good, although I have some slight changes to my next version of this chair.

I used Canadian Black Walnut for this chair, some really beautiful grain in this chair, a 2 board seat allows a wicked match. I have started to do a coopered back rest on this style of chair which I will also try on the next one.

Thanks for having a look, I have some build pictures of this chair on my blog but it’s pretty far back. Click here if you'd like to see a bit of the build process.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 02:12 AM

Really beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 09:58 AM

Very nice Paul, can’t wait to see the next revision.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 10:43 AM

Flat out gorgeous. Nice interpretation of Maloof’s styling!

-- Robb

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 12:51 PM

sweet lines!

-- Joel

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 12:54 PM

That’s a wonderful piece and you did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 03:10 PM

Paul, another beautiful chair. The two board seat looks great. I also like the the curve of the back and the arms from the top. You are a Maloof master in your own right.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 03:29 PM

Thanks, everyone!

Love the feedback, I’m on this site every day exploring all your projects its nice to share some of my own once in a while.


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 03:35 PM

Thats a very nice chair, Thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 05:22 PM

Wonderful chair. Great looking craftsmanship.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 05:41 PM

your chairs are always so beautiful, because of your efforts and inspiration, i have taken my sanding to a much higher level..thanks paul

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 06:06 PM

Another nice chair. From the work you do I can tell that a grinder and sander is your best friend.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 09:05 PM

Love the bookmatched seat.
Kudos to you for making your own templates.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 03-18-2013 09:32 PM

Absolutely wonderful! Great work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 03-18-2013 09:34 PM

That is an outstanding job! I like the design. For me , it is a challenging project! Extraordinary and super sweet art!

-- "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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#15 posted 03-18-2013 10:40 PM

Sorry Grizzman, for adding to your sanding time. The key is to think about the sanding process and make it as efficient as possible and have fun, because it will be worth it in the end.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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