This rocking chair is a replica of a design by Sam Maloof, a famous woodworker in California. In 2009, Sam passed away at the age of 93, after an amazing 60+ year career as a woodworker. His contribution to woodworking was legendary, and he encouraged others to adapt his designs to their projects. It was my pleasure to meet Sam Maloof in 2001.
This rocking chair is made of walnut with maple accents within the rockers. It was one of the most challenging pieces I’ve ever made. The chair’s curves and shapes required hours of careful work with traditional hand tools.