Maloof Inspired Rocker

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Project by Sausage posted 12-29-2017 09:08 PM 2192 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a set of Maloof Lowbacks and decided to go for the Rocker. I don’t just want to get caught up in the Maloof knockoffs but they are such a challange and such fun. I really like the way eveyone will make something different due to everyones personal taste in shaping. As always there are things I am not happy with and would do different.


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#1 posted 12-29-2017 09:21 PM


-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 12-29-2017 09:38 PM

Nice. I never tire of seeing this style of rocker.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#3 posted 12-29-2017 09:46 PM

That, right there, is a piece of art!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 12:19 AM

The rocker looks great. I like seeing the lamination in the rockers.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-30-2017 12:35 AM

I’m a right-angle guy – I’m in awe of somebody that can make something so curvy. Great work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#6 posted 12-30-2017 01:07 AM

That Rocker looks Beautiful Greg. Good on YOU!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 12-30-2017 01:39 AM

Beautiful work on the rocker! I like the dark laminations on the rockers.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 12-30-2017 02:36 AM

Well done. Looks great… and inviting.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 12-30-2017 03:25 AM

Bravo !!! well done and beautiful choice of wood, welcome to the happy group of maloof owners.
Yes they are challenging but what a pleasure to see somebody relaxing in one of those heirloom beauties, bravo once more.

-- andrek

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#10 posted 12-30-2017 03:32 AM

wow buddy you just gave me a huge boost in confidence,im right in the middle of one my self and nervous as hell making a huge mistake that will cause many hours of remaking a part.this chair is just beautiful,sam would be proud my taking my time when I’m in the “mood”.no rush,keeping this as a total bucket list project.who’s plans did you using Charles far so good.whats your finish,im going with a maloof mix,my go tp finish for just about everything.cant say enough good things about your chair,just love it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 12-30-2017 04:16 AM

Outstanding build, beautiful rocker Greg.


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#12 posted 12-30-2017 04:27 AM

That looks great! A Maloof rocker is on my list as well.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#13 posted 12-30-2017 05:16 AM

Concur with all the above comments.

Dont be concerned about getting caught up in the Sam Maloof knockoffs, the process skills and recognition lives on and thats the important part now.

Sam in his Army days

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 12-30-2017 06:34 AM

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. I really appreciate them!


I used the wood whisper streaming for construction. I believe he based his on CB and others as well. The plans he sent were Brocks. There was alot of final shaping I changed from Mark’s video. I actually once construction was done went to and looked at the gallery pictures for more accurate Maloof design and shaping. I took my tiime as well. It is really more about the journey when doing one of these. Evetually you will get done. But you will always know what you would have done different. But there just comes a point to let it go. :) I used the Maloof finish as well. When I was at the Maloof house they were still using it. But Larry was saying Mike said they changed something as he felt it was more glossy than it used to be. I really ike it though. It is my go to finish even when I am turning bowls. I just use the oil/wax mix. Good luck on your journey! Don’t worry about mistakes. Sometimes they are the best thing that happens taking you in another direction.


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#15 posted 12-30-2017 06:54 AM

greg I agree its all about getting joinery right and the shaping is up too your personal preference.ive looked at ww’s videos and yes his are based on cb’s taking my own personal preferences as to to the final look as should everyone.thanks for the feedback buddy.once again its just stunning!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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