Maloof Style Rocker

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Project by tinnman65 posted 01-24-2009 08:09 PM 3271 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this rocker a couple of years ago, it was my introduction to sculpture woodworking (and endless sanding). I almost didn’t post it after seeing some of the other Maloof chairs on LJ’s but that’s what I love about this place, it gives me a lot of inspiration and motivation. It’s just plain old walnut with the Maloof hand rub finish of one-third raw tung oil, one third linseed oil, and one-third semigloss urethane varnish. If you follow his advise your finish will be like glass.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 01-24-2009 08:13 PM

If I only had such talent to make a beautiful rocker like this…excellent.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 08:21 PM

What a beauty!! I’m not sure why you hesitate to post this. It looks great to me.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 08:24 PM

Gorgeous rocker. Maloof would be proud!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 09:57 PM

Hi Tinnman;

The only reason I can see to hesitate posting this, is it might make the rest of us give up!.

Nice work for sure.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 10:55 PM

Beuatifully done Tinnman. I love this style.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 01-24-2009 11:04 PM

I would not be ashamed to post that at all. It looks fantastic!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 01-24-2009 11:06 PM

super job .welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 12:14 AM

great job.. I am working on mine too. I have a tone of work left to do though/

-- making sawdust....

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#9 posted 01-25-2009 03:10 AM

I can only hope that when I do mine it will turn out so nice.

-- Just remember,it was a lone amatuer that built the ark, and a team of experts built the Titanic.

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#10 posted 01-25-2009 08:21 AM

Rockin’ rocker! Nice craftsmanship sir.

-- Live, think, breath wood...

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#11 posted 01-25-2009 02:42 PM

What patience. That is one beautiful piece!

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#12 posted 01-25-2009 04:44 PM

Awesome rockler Tinman!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 01-26-2009 04:26 PM

One of these days, I will attempt a rocker such as this. I consider a chair, especially a rocker as the penultimate test of skills. Great job.

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#14 posted 02-02-2009 01:41 PM

Inspirational to say the least, beautiful craftsmanship.

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#15 posted 02-09-2009 03:41 AM

I met Sam Maloof once at Anderson Ranch in Colorado. He would of been proud to call this one of his own. Beautiful lines and finish.

-- Mark Twain said it best, "There is no such thing as an accident but rather the unhappy confluence of poor decisions made by one or more parties."

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