We also had to attach the rockers to the chair. When they had come off originally, the area around the joint was damaged. To attach the rocker this time, we cleaned out the joint, added new wood to the underside of the rocker, and held it together with epoxy and a hefty dowel.
It took some tricky work to get those spindles in correctly but the rocking chair now looks beautiful and is very usable. We gave the new spindles 3 coats of tung oil and the man who made the rocking chair is going to do the final coat of shinny finish at his home. We are very happy with how this project turned out, and even more happy that our customer liked the finished product! For more pictures of the work on this project you can check out our flickr page .... Maloof Style Rocking Chair
Sam Maloof was a furniture designer and woodworker who first began in his garage by making items for his home in 1948. The pieces he made were so well liked that people started commissioning items from him. In 1953 he finally build himself a studio so that he could continue making furniture. His pieces can now be found in museums all over the United States including the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Even though he received remarkable recognition for his work as an 'artist' he continued to call himself simply a 'woodworker' on his business cards until he died in 2009