Maloof Inspired Rocker
I have spent the last few months designing and building a Maloof style rocker. Now when i say designing. I do not mean that i designed anything that has not already been thought of before. What i mean is that i had no plans, dimensions or templates to work from. Wich made this a verry challenging project to say the least.
Before starting the project i spent weeks reading all of Sams books and movies. I learned allot about sams life as a woodworker. about how he beacame such a large influence in the art and craft world. he changed the way i look at the craft and has inspired me to try and make this chair It was simply a project to challenge my ability as woodworker and a struggling artist
The rocking chair was a gift to some friends of mine who just recently had a beautifull baby girl. This project was a great opertunity for me to give the the gift of everlasting comfort to a new family. It was also a great excuse for me to take a break from comissions. my fiance and i dropped the chair off at thier house just a few hours ago. i watched them sit in the chair for the verry first time as they rocked thier newborn girl. it was the most gratifying feeling in the world to see that. it was hard to let go of something that i worked so hard on but i new it was going to a family that was more then deserving. besides i can go look at it whenever i want.