|Maloof Low-Back Dining Chair|
|Maloof small table (mine will be round)|
I have known for a while these would be a Maloof style; my rocking chair carving/building experience has shown me this is within my abilities.
I knew I would need some help on the design for this and have been looking for inspiration for a while. Last fall at WIA I took a close look at Charles Brock's chair in the flesh and while close to what I was after, I did not like the arm treatment. Scott Morrison's version was closer to what I was after, so I bought both sets of templates and decided to merge them into my own version.
|Konrad Sauer's elegant design|
I also bought Scott Morrison's templates and video for the table. Again, Scott's video and templates are very short on details and dimensions forcing one to do a lot of thinking around the build - I would have expected a lot more. The video is sexy with its CGI graphics and animation, but you cannot build your first table from this template and video without lots of help.
On with the build!With the design work mostly done...
The flitch of 8/4 Walnut I made Courtney's bench from was bought primarily for this purpose. So time to get to work! Below are a few picture of work to date on the build.
|Gluing up a pair of seat blanks, there were a few small checks, I filled them with stained epoxy to start.|
Later I will cut the worst of it out and make sure it will be carved away in the final seat to ensure I have
a stable seat.
|Gluing up the top in stages to avoid a catastrophic mistake.|
|Cleaning up the seat blank to make it lie flat for joinery - it is 1-3/4" thick at this point and the thickest part|
will likely end up just north of 1-5/8".
|All the joinery marked out on the seat blanks. The happy faces are the lines I will drill on the set a depth reference for my carving. The legs joints are marked out as well.|
|All the legs rough cut and labeled with the joinery routed on the seats ready for the joinery on the legs to be cut.|
|Organization is key!|