Maloof Inspired Rocking Chair Class with William Ng (4/14/13 – 4/20/13)
The focus of this class will be making a sculpted rocking chair inspired by the works of Sam Maloof. We will explore the joinery, bent lamination, sculpting, balance and comfort that make this chair so special. This is an advanced class and requires the student to have knowledge and experience with basic hand tools like rasps, gouges, spokeshaves and block planes. We will also use a grinder and power-carver to help shape the seat and different parts of the chair. The class will move at a very fast pace. The goals for this class are to have all the joinery done, the seat carved and the chair assembled, including the placement of the rockers. The final shaping and sanding will be left to the individual’s own interpretation and creativity.