Maloof Lowback Chair


This last week I was busy trying to get a few projects cleared out and done before the holidays... well..I made it..barely..I finished those dog dishes and actually finished a Maloof Lowback Chair, which I really like..Believe it or's so comfortable..seriously!! I was a little concerned till I sat in it and went.."WOW!! 


Anyways.. it was a great build..didn't take anywhere near as long as a rocker but don't think for a minute it was an easy build..there's a ton of sculpting as there is with any of Sam's designs..but it was a lot of fun and very addicting..but the cool part was I didn't need the special 5 degree cutters needed for the back legs.. the backlegs just needed a 1/4" rabbeting bit.. it was a simple maloof joint and there was no angles needed like there are on the it was simple to do..but the front legs..since they slant forward a little.. had to all be done by hand, but that wasn't a problem either..just took time..

here's a few pictures of the build as I went along..



This class is designed for those with a fair amount of experience in woodworking..


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Reader Comments (7)

Randy, I found your site through I love your lowback chair. I missed your rocker class with Charles Neil this year, but maybe if you have another I will be able to attend. Absolutely beautiful chair and graceful lines. Just stunning. Sam would be pleased.

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Gaskins

thank you so much..I have tried to duplicate Sam's chair simply because I love how they's taken me many years to finally get it I am starting to consider an online rocker build for those who cannot travel to either my shop or Charles Neils shop..

December 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterRandy

I for one vote for the online class. I'd love to know how to build a similar chair. Very inspiring!

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDon Carrier

Well..I'm happy to do the class if I can get enough people to agree to attend.. I can tell you this much.. you will know how to sculpt and make a Maloof Lowback chair and I will be thinking about a Maloof Rocker class also.. they are very intensive and in depth but I have no problems teaching and making sure people understand how to do this..

December 24, 2011 | Registered CommenterRandy

I might be interested depending on the fee.
How much will the fee be?

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott

I might be interested depending on time and cost. steve

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersteve first

OK...after much deliberation, and prayer..I have come to the conclusion that the wisest thing that I can do that I believe will benefit everyone around is to do 1 in-shop class..and have it filmed step by step..which I have done with the rocking chair build..I feel that in doing this..I want to be standing with those that want to learn how to make this chair is the best way to go about this the first time around..then with a chair completely filmed..and will make it a lot easier on folks who cannot attend the shop build.. wouldn't you all agree? Now..if you would like to attend a in-shop build..all skill levels can apply since I will be hovering over everyone making sure they fully understand..and believe much more can be learned that way.. I am completely open to any feedback you all have so lets hear from you..

The in-shop, hands on class will be $1,200 including all materials and 5 full class days..

December 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterRandy

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