Sam Maloof style rocking chair Free videos now posted.

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Project by bkap posted 12-02-2015 02:27 AM 3419 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have finally posted the Free videos on building the Maloof style rocker. See them all at my web site and on YouTube.

Let me know if you want to see more details on a particular aspect of building these rocker and I will try to post same.

The posting is so new I haven’t seen them yet. My friend has been helping me and it was he who edited and posted them.

I am trying to learn how to post new videos. It should not be too hard, but for me it seem daunting. I do have another video I want to show ie and easy way on how to glue the slats.

Be sure to get the Free text to follow along with the videos, it makes it much easier to understand if your boned up on the text first.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#1 posted 12-02-2015 02:38 AM

That’s great Bill,I look forward to watching them.


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#2 posted 12-02-2015 04:16 AM

I just tried to look at the videos on my web site, but they won’t come up. We need to do some work on the problem however all is not lost because the videos are on YouTube. I watched them on YouTube so while we work on my web site have a look on YouTube. Do a search for William Kappel on YouTube for the videos.

Be sure to get my Free text to round out the presentation and make more sense out of the dialog being presented by the old fellow doing the demo.

Go to my web site and follow the instructions to get the Free text.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#3 posted 12-02-2015 05:08 AM

Incredible skilled craftmanship, as always. Beautiful chair.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 11:54 AM

A real beauty! Love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 12-02-2015 02:16 PM

This is going to be awesome!! Thanks for this and your insight.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 03:16 PM

This is great…now I just have to drag a computer out to the shop…

Here is the direct Youtube link to the videos…

Thanks Bill

G Vavra

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 04:51 PM

Thanks to all for the worm response which makes all the effort worthwhile.

I did get the links to each video on my web site at Now you can choose which video you want to watch.

If it worms up a bit today, now 9 degrees, I will post a new video about a good way to glue the slats to the rocker.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#8 posted 12-02-2015 05:04 PM

Nice. That is on my someday list. I didn’t see where to get the free text that you allude to. Am I blind or is there not a link for that.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#9 posted 12-03-2015 03:12 AM

Lazyman, go to the Supplies link on his web site.
Bill, gorgeous chairs! I’m watching the videos, thank you for making them!

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-03-2015 05:02 PM

CFrye, thanks for flattering an old man and making him feel good.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every household in the country had one or more of these rockers, as heirloom items, made by some family member?

These rockers are not difficult to make, that being said don’t get the idea it won’t be a lot of work because it will be work. It takes me about 200 hours to make one to a finished product. One week on the final detail and finish only.

Making each part is simple if you just follow my instructions step by step or one part at a time. Don’t look at the rocker as a whole when thinking of making one. It you do it will seem like a daunting task.

Thanks to Lumber Jocks for allowing the post. If anyone knows of other woodworking forums that might like to view the videos please feel free to post the information for their benefit.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#11 posted 12-04-2015 02:22 AM

That would be a great heirloom, Bill. I like the one step at a time approach. Much more ‘do-able’.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 12-04-2015 02:30 AM

Candy, have fun along with a sense of accomplishment while making your rocker.

I have helped many friends make their family rockers while I enjoy seeing the pleasure their work brings to all close to them.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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#13 posted 12-04-2015 07:49 PM


Congratulations! You got it working! Hope it turns out great for you. 200 hours? LOL! Have to check my schedule.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 12-05-2015 03:57 PM


I am looking for a reference from a 1stdibs dealer, if someone can give me lead I would appreciate it.

-- Rocking Chair Guy

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Gregg M.

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#15 posted 07-13-2016 03:20 PM

Thank you for posting and making the videos. This is a great help. Love your work.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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