Low Back Chair

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 529 days ago 1806 views 10 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Really beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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

-- Robb

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#4 posted 529 days ago

sweet lines!

-- Joel

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#5 posted 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

Thats a very nice chair, Thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 529 days ago

Wonderful chair. Great looking craftsmanship.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#10 posted 529 days ago

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 529 days ago

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 528 days ago

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

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 528 days ago

Absolutely wonderful! Great work.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 528 days ago

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 528 days ago

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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