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maloof style stool

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maloof style stool

Project Information
this is a charles brock bow tie stool i did from his plans,i did change it up quite a bit,made the legs 6" longer and added a cross bar for a foot rest.the seat is also 2" wider than his called for.i got inspiration for the changes from LJ'S saausage,unfortunately the one tip he gave me i forgot about was to make the seat deeper,id say it needs to be about 2" more because i dont think it's comfortable as designed.seat and backrest are walnut,the legs are mahogany and the plugs are maple.finished with 3 coats of maloof blend oil,only fitting for something made in his style.

seat layout.
shaping the seat.
ready for finish.

14 Comments

Very Nice Work!
I really like seeing this kind of stuff. 
This, to me, is woodworking.  Hopefully I will get the chance to do some when I retire,  unless someone gives me an order for one....or 10.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Looking good!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

thanks guys. i really love doing this kind of sculptural furniture in the maloof style.im a power tool junkie but im slowly becoming more of a hybrid woodworker which is very enjoyable.
Very nice chair, that grain in it is pretty wild. Excellent job !!!!   Mike
thanks mel.yeah i was lucky i had enough of that walnut for the seat,fantastic grain and color.
The sculpted seat is really a nice contrast to the harder lines of the back rear Pottzy, nice job!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

maloofs trademark style was a combination of hard crisp lines mixed with very soft rounded edges. it made you wanna runs your hands over the surface and feel the wood. one of the reasons he only used hand rubbed oil finishes.
Fantastic, Pottz!!

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

I like the design!

Martin Sojka, Maker of Craftisian

thank you very much martin i appreciate that.
Pottz, that looks great, nicely done. Missed it earlier.

Main Street to the Mountains

i love you Maloof style furniture  :<)))

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

eric,tony thank you guys i appreciate it.