Sam Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair with SlideShow

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Project by clarkey posted 02-01-2014 01:46 AM 1439 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been an education in woodworking for me l’ve learned so much . I found that when you take your time doing projects with Walnut looking at the grain every day you can’t wait until its done , because when you put the finish on and the grain pops out you realize why you picked Walnut. Thank you lumber jocks for all the inspiration you send out by posting your projects and comments . Thanks for looking !

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#1 posted 02-01-2014 02:03 AM

This is a beauty. I could only dream of building one. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#2 posted 02-01-2014 02:05 AM

A very beautiful rocking chair.

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

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#3 posted 02-01-2014 02:19 AM

First rate chair build, could never guess it was your first one! I think there are many more in your future?

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 02-01-2014 02:57 AM

This is very impressive. Looks great. I checked out your other projects and this is a big step forward. I admire your willingness to take on a Maloof chair. You did a great job.

-- Glen

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#5 posted 02-01-2014 03:10 AM

You’ve made a very beautiful Maloof rocker. Its a challenging and time consuming project to attempt and you have done a great job.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#6 posted 02-01-2014 07:23 AM

Very nice work

-- Vince

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#7 posted 02-01-2014 11:03 AM

Wow you did an excellent job Clarkey it is awesome…you have to be very pleased with that rocker….thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#8 posted 02-01-2014 01:21 PM

That’s a beauty – nice detail on the headrest. Well done all around.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 02-01-2014 01:52 PM

very cool I been wanting to try one of these I love it very good job

-- freighttrain,ky

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#10 posted 02-01-2014 02:28 PM

Click for details Thanks Guys

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#11 posted 02-02-2014 01:35 AM

That is a beautiful rocker and some amazing walnut!
You guys that build these have my undying respect. It just looks insurmountable from here. But someday….......

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 02-03-2014 04:10 AM

Beautiful Heirloom!

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

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 03:24 PM

Superb work on that gorgeous chair. You have awesome skills and talent to make such a challenging style of chair.

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#14 posted 02-27-2014 07:25 PM

Wow that is just gorgeous ..One day maybe soon I will build one of these …

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#15 posted 04-03-2015 05:27 PM

It’s cool. It is pleasant to look, but it is even more pleasant – to Sit down and doze off. Good luck.

-- ganchik Sasha Russia

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