Myself and Woodworking

Firstly, I did not start out by looking at some cool wood stuff (i.e: a cool looking  piece of wooden furniture) and go crazy that I should try making it. Nor did I venture into some D.I.Y projects  and call it a woodworking  project.

Perhaps, there’s a little old school in me where I kinda uncomfortable with people tagging themselves with “I’m a woodworker”  who acknowledge themselves as furniture designer while working on metal and wood hybrid furniture (i.e contemporary furniture).I guess I’m not liberal enough to accept these wide range of skills as being categorized as part of woodworking skills.
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The Beginning of an elegant rocker :))

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Sam Maloof's Inspired Rocker On Tropical Meranti Wood

As the title of this post suggests, I have begun preparing, gathering, searching, collecting the necessary stuffs for the crafting of this elegant rocker. At the same time, I’m still learning and researching about Sam Maloof’s rocker, Sam Maloof’s joinery and etc. It will be a long journey before the completion of this project. Again, I hope I wouldn’t take too long for the completion of this project as I’ve taken 25 months for my split top roubo bench.

However, I can’t really rush the drying wood part, eh. It will take between 8-12 months for it to dry and stabalise. Fingers crossed, I’ll probably take a total of 18 months for the completion of the project.

Comparing this project with my split top roubo workbench , I think this will  be a much complex project as there are 2 parts to it. Firstly, an intermediate woodworking skills are required…

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Getting the ball rolling for “Sam Maloof’s Inspired Rocker In Meranti Wood”


As you have guessed from the above title, yup I’m currently in the midst of getting all the necessary stuffs (meranti wood of different sizes, templates,jigs, lathe, etc) before I start crafting a Sam Maloof’s Inspired Rocker.

Unfortunately, I have to wait for my lumbers to dry and stabilize before I start using them. They were freshly cut and time taken for the lumber to dry at room temperature is between 8 months to a year. It is absolutely critical for the lumber to dry at room temperature so that it will not warp.

I have also began creating a blog to show my progress while crafting it. You can certainly view it from time to time for new updates (as of now its kinda nothing yet).

In the meantime, I will be crafting out a step stool and a beam  daybed (Kobikidai Daybed). I name my daybed kobikidai daybed simply because its a japanese word for saw horse and my design is based on that. I have also completed a kobikidai bench ( a beam bench siting on a small japanese saw horse). I’ll upload some pics later.

Thought of the day…..

When a mission is achieved or to simply put it in woodworking context ” having completed a woodworking project”, the self satisfaction that I felt is immeasurable. The accomplishment itself is enough to credit limitless of bragging rights which will serve as a yardstick for self improvement on my future woodworking projects.

For every progress made in my woodworking endeavour, it will certainly influence my style of writing and presentation for each future projects. True enough that we are living in a modern material world which requires multitasking. At times, being “jack of all trades” is pretty rewarding.