sam maloof inspired low back chair

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Project by wood_maestro posted 02-08-2011 07:30 PM 5641 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished a set of 4 Sam Maloof inspired low back chairs. I made these chairs with Black cherry, and finished them with 5 coats of Sam Maloof finish. The project took about 275 hours to complete. Shaping was done by band saw, spoke shave, power grinder and finally rasps and sanding.
Thanks for looking

-- wood maestro....... Be Well, Do good work, and Stay in touch

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 07:35 PM

These are beautiful and very well done. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 08:06 PM

Sam would approve! well done.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 12:27 AM

Very nice, The cherry looks great!

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

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#4 posted 02-09-2011 12:27 AM

Verrrrry nice. Do you have a matching table to go along with them? Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 12:43 AM

Super Nice! I really like the 5th picture.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 12:48 AM

Nice work! Good choice of wood.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#7 posted 02-25-2011 08:12 PM

How do you know how to carve the seat? I would love to do something similar but I don’t know what thr shape of the seat should be. I would appreciate some tips.

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 04:47 PM

Looking through your projects. This caught my eye. Very nice craftsmanship. Ever see any of John Mackpieces chairs?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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