Recommendations on videos for Malof-style low back chair

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Forum topic by Millo posted 05-18-2012 03:25 PM 1199 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-18-2012 03:25 PM

What do you think is the best, most informative video on building a Maloof-style smaller chair? Not the omnipresent rocker or the dining chairs, but the “low-back” one—the one, if I remember correctly, he called “his favorite” in an interview.

I hope Morrison and Brock don’t take offense in this…I have seen some interviews and short clips of both, and have seen their work here and elsewhere and I think they’re both fantastic and I’m sure I would learn a ton from both. Plus I know there are others who also have similar videos. If you think you’d like to make a recommendation in the most P.C. fashion, feel free to send me a private message.

I appreciate your help in advance. Thanks.

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 03:29 PM

Hal Taylor

He is a gentleman
He shares his heart and soul
Even Maloof approved of his rocker

Hal Taylor is “THE MAN”

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 04:10 PM

Cool, I’ve only seen a vid on building the rocker is avaiable. Before making the rocker I’d like to try the low back chair. Way before trying to build it, I’d like to watch a DVD and read about it, study templates, etc. I’ll keep the Hal Taylor rocking DVD in mind when the time comes to give that a shot. Thanks a mil!

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 06:04 PM

What the other guys advise are seem to be to be good choices although all I have seen is their introductory clips inducing you to buy their videos.

Charles Neal has a chair making video series. While it does not specifically address the Sam Maloof chair, he does address the joints that Sam Maloof makes. Jeff Miller’s book on chairmaking is also very informative. Again it does not address the Sam Maloof chair, he does go over lots of the techniques that would be used in making the chair.

Hope this helps


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#4 posted 05-19-2012 12:55 PM

mine :)

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#5 posted 05-19-2012 04:31 PM

both recommendations are well noted. ;-)

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 08:26 PM

I bought both Hal’s and Scott’s DVD set for the rockers. I like scott’s approach and it is easier to follow. Hal’s is a lot more complex but I like his design lines a bit more. (no offense Scott just personal taste, I do like all the different pieces you offer, Hal has only the one chair) I have not seen Charles’s DVD but I am sure it is as good as the others. If you have the funds I would get all three.

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 02:47 AM

Lee Valley has plans for a “Maloof inspired” rocker – might be worth a look.
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Build a Maloof Inspired Sculpted Rocker: Patterns, DVDs & Book

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