Maloof Style

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Footstool’s Maloof-style Joinery Revealed

As managing editor, one of my duties is to pull together the “Letters” column for each issue, so please send in your questions or comments for me, the other editors or even for magazine contributors. We’ll do our best to provide answers as soon as we can. As I worked on the upcoming August...

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Maloof-style Cabinet with Leather Pulls

As a follow-up to a recent post about shop-made leather drawer pulls, I thought I’d share with you a photo of the completed sideboard. Just how did this piece evolve? There’s a Sam Maloof cabinet that has the same proportions and drawer arrangement. I like very much the look of the all-walnut piece he...

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Maloof & More Exhibit in California

Like most Ohioans, I don’t need much of an excuse to scheme on making a trip to Southern California, especially at this time of year. It’s not just the fact that the days are getting short; the annual Craftsman Weekend is right around the corner; October 14-16 in Pasadena. For fans of the Arts...

End of An Era

We like to attach significance to arbitrary dates; “Best of the Year” or “Best of the Decade” lists appear everywhere. It’s a good chance to reflect, but real life happens at random. Earlier this year we experienced the loss of two woodworking icons known to most American woodworkers, Sam Maloof and James Krenov. Less...

Center the grooves. The 3/4" x 3/4" grooves must be centered in the width of the post to make the fit (and the sanding) acceptable. A careful setup with a dado set makes this quick work.

Sam Maloof’s Sculpted-base Table

One of the earliest projects featured in Pacific Woodworker (the forebear to Popular Woodworking) was a table built by the legendary woodworker Sam Maloof. Here, you'll find step-by-step instruction for constructing the distinctive base.