maloof table

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Project by rentman posted 03-22-2007 07:42 PM 2338 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing the Sam Maloof video I wanted to make this.Its a fun project to make,but its harder to make than it looks.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#1 posted 03-22-2007 07:48 PM

Very nice table. I like the splines in the legs….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 03-22-2007 07:51 PM

thank you max

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#3 posted 03-22-2007 08:00 PM

Very nice. Would look good in my living room. : ^ )

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 03-22-2007 08:21 PM

I love it. I have tremendous respect for you guys that do the sculptural furniture, I know how much work it is.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 03-22-2007 08:39 PM

I’m not sure what Maloof’s inspiration was, but this table reminds me of a tree with exposed roots. The table appears “rooted” in the floor.

Great work!

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 03-22-2007 08:42 PM

yah, Paul.. that is what it looks like to me, too, now that you describe it that way!!

Great job. I don’t think I’m trying that anytime soon ;)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 03-22-2007 09:21 PM

That’s a great looking table. Maloof finish too?

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#8 posted 03-22-2007 09:59 PM

Great table I love it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Dan Lyke

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#9 posted 03-22-2007 10:18 PM

Very nice. Makes me want to try to build one, but I’ve no place to put it.

Must get tax season and backlog done with so I can start building things for assorted worthy causes’s silent auctions.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 03-22-2007 10:22 PM

If you guys ever get a chance to watch the Maloof video Phil referred to, you will see that his wife made the exact same comment about the legs looking like the roots of a tree.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 03-23-2007 12:20 AM

Phil – I like it! It would be th perfect piece to accompany a sculptured rocker in the Maloof style. Have you built any other Maloof style sculptured projects?

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#12 posted 03-23-2007 01:25 AM

yes I did a rocker fmombr

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#13 posted 03-23-2007 02:32 AM

Another beautiful piece rentman. Do you ever sleep?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 03-23-2007 03:02 AM

Yeah, that Root comparison was quoted by his wife in an article as well… He didn’t seem to be aware of it until she pointed it out. Just that intune with his organic sense of design I suppose.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#15 posted 03-23-2007 04:13 AM

Good work!

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