Has anyone on this forum built a rocking chair on the style of Sam Maloof? If so, did you make the back of the seat narrower than the front of the seat?
My interpretation of his article in FWW, Issue #42, is that he makes (or the one for that article, at least) them 20″ wide (front and back) by 21″ long. In checking every rocking chair I have seen lately, I find that they all are approximately 2″ – 3″ narrower at the back of the seat than at the front.
It would seem to me that a rocking chair with the same width seat, front and back, would appear rather “boxie” looking as compared to one that has a 2″ – 3″ taper. Of course, as one can surmise from my above question, I have never seen one of his rocking chairs nor a copy that someone else has built.
Also, does anyone know of any useful articles/books that gives any additional technical information than that provided in the FWW Issue #42? It is my understanding that the two books about him and his furniture that are currently available for sale, specifically on Amazon.com, are primarily about his life and rather lacking as far as any technical information on any specific piece of furniture that he has built. Is this correct?
This question is perhaps similar to that poised by “Mark” in this forum regarding “Mission Dining Chairs”.