Instruction on Sam Maloof style rockers

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Forum topic by groland posted 03-06-2016 04:24 PM 1224 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2016 04:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sam maloof rocking chairs instructions

Is there a good book, website or instructional DVD on how to make a Sam Maloof style rocker? I see lots of books on him, but they do not seem to be instructions on how to build something like his rockers. Other books, Websites or DVDs on similar rockers are welcome as well/

I just bought and am reading Jeff Miller’s excellent “Chairmaking and Design”, a really well done instructional text with lots of great detailed information, photos and diagrams.



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#1 posted 03-06-2016 11:05 PM

Ever hear of Marc Spagnuolo’s? He did a Maloof rocker as one of his Guild projects. I believe you can buy just the one project.

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#2 posted 03-07-2016 02:33 AM

Google charelsBrock or Hal Taylor.

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#3 posted 03-17-2016 06:02 PM

Made the Hal Taylor version, excellent results with a great support group to answer questions along the way. Be careful its a highly addictive endeavor!

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 10:39 PM

I think Brock stays closer to the Malloof style than Taylor.
check out his video/templates.
I went to William Ng’s school for an 8 day class and it was well worth it, still not finished but I’m close, so much is up to personal interpretation and style once you get into shaping and sanding and shaping and sanding and….so on.


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#5 posted 03-21-2016 11:29 PM

You can also look at Scott Morrison, I have one of his dvds but have not tried the build yet. The video walks you through step by step

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#6 posted 03-22-2016 12:39 AM

I’ve made 5 of the Hal Taylor-design, and it is addictive. Fabulous Forum of dedicated souls, and Hal is an active member of the group. Excellent advice, excellent mentoring.

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