Building an Elegant Rocking Chair

  • DVD and template bundle


  • Bundle w/double rocker


  • DVD only


  • Template only


The complete guide to learning how to build your own rocking chair. Don't let the beauty and elegance of this rocker intimidate you. I've filmed nearly 6 hours of highly detailed instruction, so that any woodworker will be able to successfully complete this wonderful and rewarding project.


If you've ever dreamed of building a Maloof-style rocking chair, then this DVD will guide you step-by-step through the entire process, from wood selection and milling all the way to the final coat of finish, including some artistic considerations and alternative building methods (where applicable).

This Elegant Rocking Chair will become a cherished heirloom for generations to come. Build yours and remember, I am here to help if you need it.


This video is part of our Maloof Inspired Library, which is a special collection of videos dedicated to building furniture ispired by the Legendary Sam Maloof.


Templates can be purchased as part of the Bundle Pack, or sold separately. They precisely outline each part required to build this wonderful Sam Maloof inspired sculpted rocking chair, further ensuring your success. Included with the templates are the jigs and glue-up forms necessary for completion.

DVD Lesson Outline:

 1. Wood Selection and Milling
 2. Creating the Seat
 3. Building the Rear Legs
 4. Building the Front Legs
 5. First Sub-Assembly
 6. Creating the Spindles
 7. Creating the Crestrail and Drilling for Spindles
 8. Crestrail and Spindles - Finishing the Sub-Assembly
 9. Installing the Arms
10. Initial Shaping - Joints and Arms
11. Building the Rockers
12. Initial Sanding and Rocker Installation
13. Final Shaping and Sanding
14. Applying the Finish
15. Bonus Material: Template design and Jigs