Make a Maloof Inspired Hornback Chair – Hands-on Class


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The Maloof Hornback Chair is one of Sam's most iconic pieces.Probably the single most renowned furniture maker of the 20th century is Sam Maloof. And his hornback chair (sometimes called his Texas chair) is one of his most iconic pieces. In the Make a Maloof  Inspired Hornback Chair class you’ll build your interpretation of this sculptural beauty.





Maloof Hornback Chair

The five-day class begins with full-scale shop drawings. You’ll then move on to creating the structure of the chair with its sculpted joinery. Making and fitting the spindles and crest is surely a challenge for woodworkers of all levels. The final stage is contouring the seat and making all the lines flow – all with an eye to creating one of the most comfortable wooden chairs you’ve ever sat upon.



Some of the skills learned in the Maloof Hornback Chair class are:

  • How to make sculpted joints
  • Making curved and rounded spindles
  • Shaping a seat for comfort and appearance

Materials are not included in the class fee. Lumber for this project may be purchased through us or on your own and shipped to our shop at least four weeks prior to the class.

Each student should supply his, or her, own:

  • Safety glasses and hearing protection
  • Combination or machinist square
  • Bevel gauge
  • Bench chisels
  • Carvers mallet
  • Dovetail saw
  • Marking gauge
  • Smooth plane or jack plane
  • Block plane
  • Tape measure or folding rule

If you do not have the tools on the list, don’t panic, there are plenty of tools for your use in class.

Course Dates:

  • October 24 – 28, 2022 or
  • November 7 – 11, 2022 or
  • December 5 – 9, 2022



The shop opens at 8:30 am. Class begins at 9:00 am.  A delicious lunch, snacks, and soft drinks are provided. Class ends at 4:30 pm – the shop remains open until 5:30 pm.

The class is limited to a maximum of 3 students.

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