Maloof rocking chair

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Blog entry by Dave Dufour posted 12-25-2012 06:07 PM 3190 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m new to this forum.

And I got to say great craftsmanship on this site.
I have just started trying to make chairs and would love to try my hand at a Maloof rocking chair but at this point I don’t know where to start.

Anyone know where I can download instructions or videos on how to make one.

Hope I put this in the right place.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 06:49 PM

You might try calling someone at “Highland woodworking” check out their website at in Atlanta,GA. They teach the class on the Maloof Rocker.

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 07:49 PM

I think i have a video of him making one of the chairs during a lecture. send me a pm with your email address and I can share it out to you. won’t be step by step, but prolly something good to watch if you’re interested! Merry Christmas!

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 08:14 PM

I suggest Hal Taylor but please visit all choices available, Scott Morrison, Charles Brock are some.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 10:34 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

I’ll wish you good luck on yours as I begin construction on my first ever as well.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 04:29 AM

I got bit by the Maloof bug about a year ago after seeing Charles Brock demonstrating at Woodworking in America a little over a year ago. I have built 4 rockers over the past year and they are fun to make but a lot of work. Paul (Canadian Woodworker) was too modest look at his site for some fine looking rockers. There are several people who sell books, CDs and full scale plans previously mentioned Scot Morrison and Hal Taylor in addition to Charles Brock. Go to You-tube and do a search for Maloof Rocking Chair and you will see several short demos by various people including those mentioned. I have followed Charles Brocks plans but after seeing some of Scott Morrisons videos I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase his plans books or CDs. Maloof rockers are not a novice project, you should have better than average ww experience to tackle this, other option would be to take one of Charles Brock’s classes but they are pricey.

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Dave Dufour

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 06:58 PM

Thanks everyone for your input I will check out all the information you all have given me.
I got to say LJ is sure a friendly place.
Merry Christmas.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 02:55 AM

With absolutely no disrespect to the late Mr. Maloof, please do some research on Hal Taylor’s and Charles Brock’s methods. There are even templates available to get your started in the right direction.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 02:52 PM

I have recently purchased Hal taylors plans and am very pleased thus far. The book that comes with it is very extensive and thorough. I like the fact that you get plans for three sizes of chairs because a chair that is comfy for my wife (at 5’3’) would be too small for me (at 6’2”).
I have just started putting wood to blade so I will let you know how it goes.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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Dave Dufour

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 03:26 PM

BrianGT: thank you.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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