Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair w/ Foot Stool

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Project by Lori posted 02-12-2013 04:36 PM 5153 views 19 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Maloof inspired design by Charles Brock we made the chair using the “Build a Sculptured Rocker Plan Bundle PLUS Shaping a Sculptured Rocker DVD “set. The chair is for my husband’s son and daughter-in-law first baby. It took about 170 hours to build and finish the rocker. The DVD’s are nicely done; there are some areas that aren’t as detailed as I’d have liked. Taking the Bar Stool class with Andy Chidwick helped a lot because the seat and leg joints are the same, so I was already familiar with making all the cuts and fitting the joint. The baby’s do on Feb 14 so we are in Colorado right now. We just finished putting the last coat of Waterlox on last week. The foot stool is from

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 04:42 PM

Beautiful and very inspiring work. The lines are perfect. I’m sure they will be very happy

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 04:45 PM

really beautiful

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 05:14 PM

Wow. It looks like all one piece its so smooth.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 05:17 PM


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#5 posted 02-12-2013 05:43 PM

Very nice, I am working on a rocker now as time allows. Hope mine comes out half as good as yours.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 06:27 PM

Looks beautifully made !

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 06:31 PM

Superior work !
That is a beautiful piece.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#8 posted 02-12-2013 06:32 PM

Fantastic work on this beautiful rocker Lori. Sam would be proud of you!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-12-2013 06:44 PM

Wow, that is beautiful! Congratulations on the family addition!

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 07:26 PM

WOW! What a beautiful piece! So nice to see!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 02-12-2013 07:56 PM

Super job Lori..i’ve made a lot of chairs in my time, but this one rocks!

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#12 posted 02-12-2013 09:50 PM

Simply Beautiful.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#13 posted 02-12-2013 10:04 PM

Congratulations Lori. This is really beautiful work. No doubt Sam would be pleased.

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#14 posted 02-12-2013 10:42 PM

You did good Lori VERY good ,these are real works of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-13-2013 12:31 AM

beautiful job,makes me want to do one

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