Free form Sam Maloof's joints

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Project by Zipsss posted 90 days ago 1106 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Free form stool/table from an urban walnut tree cut a few years ago in my neighborhood. The combination of a complicated joint and the simplicity of the walnut natural shape complement each other for a nice balanced design.
The finish is 5coats of shellack with one drop of red dye and then car compound and car wax.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 90 days ago

Fantastic work on the leg joints, perfect fits. How was this accomplished?, got details?

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#2 posted 90 days ago

Very nice. Following the work of a master.

-- Glen

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#3 posted 90 days ago

Ze’ev: A beautiful piece of work. Great design and free form shaping.

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

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#4 posted 90 days ago

Very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 90 days ago

Wonderful work! That’s a real eye-catcher in the room, I think. Nicely done.


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#6 posted 90 days ago


-- Dan P.

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#7 posted 90 days ago

Beauty. The joinery really pops in the sapwood. Goes nicely with your rocker. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 90 days ago

Nice work, Ze’ev


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 90 days ago

I love those joints. Walnut is my friend.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#11 posted 90 days ago

great looking table. It goes well with the rocker in the background.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 89 days ago

Very elegant.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 88 days ago

Gorgeous. Very well done!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#14 posted 86 days ago

Awesome table, gorgeous walnut and those joints look stunning. Excellent job!

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