2024 Customer Feedback

April 19, 2024

Good morning to you. You may not remember me, but you help me build these two lovely chairs from your design and I realized that I now needed a chess table so I tried to mirror some of the shapes from your chairs. Just in case you’re interested really appreciated your help.

David W.

April 14, 2024


Time to make one for myself. Thank you for the support and putting those videos online! They really came in handy.

Cory B.

March 26, 2024

Howdy Scott, Thought I'd give you an update, or at least continue the story of this shopstool. I was on Spring Break two weeks ago, so I took my daughter up to Aspen (actually Woody Creek) to the school where I used to work to meet my friends and spend some time in the winter wonderland. I brought up the shop stool legs to dado because my school's shop is still just inching along - I didn't realize how much re-tuning I'd need to do to all of our tools. Anywho, I thought it would be fun to have part of this chair made with an old friend, so I brought up the legs. We got some time in a nice, proper shop with a true craftsman, Ric. (I included a photo of my daughter outside the shop so you could see his view out the windows of the shop. Not bad, huh?)

We got the cuts made, had fun, and came back to Austin. I finally got the stretchers cut this morning and can see the chair coming together. This has been an enjoyable project and I can't wait to share what I've learned with some of the folks I teach with. I plan on using this chair as a Professional Development class to familiarize staff with the tools and their proper usage and care (so the shop doesn't end up like I found it when I got here).

The last photo is where I currently am with the chair. It's "hidden" back stage to keep high school hands off of it. New bandsaw blades come in Thursday and the end is in sight!

Thanks again for your guidance!

Cory B.

March 11, 2024

Good evening Scott. In some of your pics you have showed a joint that you refer to as a butterfly joint. This joint looks very unique and I would love to attempt it on a project with a chair. I have waited to see what you would come up with on this particular joint but have not seen anything yet. I have built your chairs (Elegant Rocking Chair, Sculptured Bar Stool, Sculptured Side Table) and loved every minute of the build and to tell you the truth you got me hooked. Please let me know if you worked this into a project as I would love to try to make it and expand my skillset. Thank you Scott.


March 11, 2024

Hi Scott, Well, a year after I started, the rocker is finally complete. I took 4 months off when my wife broke her hip. I needed the break (not hers) as I was really stumped with getting the spindles to align without snapping.

The chair is indeed as beautiful as I had hoped. I have used cherry before on furniture, but was surprised just how much character the grain and “defects” add to this piece. I was also surprised at just how delicate and elegant the rockers are when rounded over and shaped.

I learned a lot, made my share of mistakes. Thanks for the tips and encouragement you provided along the way. I really like your design and your instructional DVD’s.

With all the accumulated templates, jigs, router bits, etc, I really should make at least one more, but at 75, it’s a formidable consideration. I’ll work on some smaller projects for a year and then decide. If I do, it will be out of walnut.

Question: Do your streaming instructional videos for the Maloof rocker provide any updated information, or are they identical to the DVD’s I purchased?

Thanks, and take care,

Tim B.  Bellingham, WA

February 28, 2024

Hi Scott- Thank you so much for providing great instructions and direction. Love the rocker. Someday I will attempt your fancy one, maybe later this year. I cut and milled this walnut about 11 years ago, it came from my construction site at Bidwell Sacramento River State Park. Thanks again,

Jim West  Redding, CA

February 13, 2024

Scott, Thought you might like to see a couple pics of my completed chair. I showed it off at our woodworking club monthly meeting tonight and told them about your products. Appreciated your help along the way! Regards,

Bill P.

January 13, 2024

Nothing left but sanding and finishing!

Wiliam P.

January 2, 2024

I made the Simple Rocking chair for my daughter and son in law when they announced that they were expecting. I used cherry with ebony plugs. The videos were fantastic. The templates were great. The finished product was the best piece of furniture I have ever made. I was challenged and gained confidence as I went along. Now my first granddaughter gets rocked to sleep.

Jon Z.