|Forum topic by bkap||posted 04-04-2014 11:38 PM||1356 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
04-04-2014 11:38 PM
Look fellow woodworkers let’s not make such a big thing out of this Maloof style rocker building process.
It is daunting to consider the 186 matting surfaces you need to make perfect for a professional outcome, but I can show you a very easy, almost juvenile, method for a perfect outcome. All these interfaces are perfect. If you follow my instructions you too can have a professional looking, as well as an heirloom, rocking chair with no sacrifice in integrity.
The unique aspect of the Maloof style rocker is the leg joints. In most any other chair it is the legs joints that loosen, squeak then fail. With the Maloof design the leg joint remain solid and sturdy for the life of the chair, no squeaking, creaking or looseness. It is this joint construction that Maloof perfected which is now so challenging to the average woodworker.
I am sorry to say that some woodworkers accentuate, beyond reason, this part of the Maloof rocker to intimidate others to buy their products.
The Maloof rocker is really an easy project to build. I have never had a student fail in making a, praise worthy, rocker, especially praised by their spouses. Look if you use some of the beautiful woods the Lord has designed how can you go wrong. Just go step by step as I show in my classes and you go home with an professional heirloom rocker.
Bill Kappel the rocking chair guy.
-- Rocking Chair Guy