Sam Maloof, the son of Lebanese immigrants, was born in Chino, Calif., and served in the U.S. Army during World  War II. He returned to Southern California  after leaving the army in 1945, and married Alfreda Ward in 1948. Maloof began out of necessity building furniture for their house from salvaged materials. Read more »

Sam Maloof, 1916-2009

Sam Maloof, the son of Lebanese immigrants, was born in Chino, Calif., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He returned to Southern California after leaving the army in 1945, and married Alfreda Ward in 1948. Maloof began out of necessity building furniture for their house from salvaged materials. Read more »

Handcrafted by Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. Image credit by Schneck Photography 2012

Handcrafted by Sam Maloof Woodworker, Inc. Image credit by Schneck Photography 2012

Sam Maloof chair, (sigh) would love to have something made by him.

Sam Maloof chair, (sigh) would love to have something made by him.

Rocking Lounge Chair by Sam Maloof

Rocking Lounge Chair by Sam Maloof

Walnut Chest of Drawers | Sam Maloof Woodworker | Flickr

Walnut Chest of Drawers | Sam Maloof Woodworker | Flickr

SAM MALOOF // “Whatever I am working on, I get excited. It does not matter if I have done the same piece many times. I still cannot wait to get out to the shop in the morning. This is especially true when I am working on a piece that I have never done before. Work is a renewal of energy. People ask me what my favorite piece is. My favorite piece is the piece I am working on.”

SAM MALOOF // “Whatever I am working on, I get excited. It does not matter if I have done the same piece many times. I still cannot wait to get out to the shop in the morning. This is especially true when I am working on a piece that I have never done before. Work is a renewal of energy. People ask me what my favorite piece is. My favorite piece is the piece I am working on.”

Sam Maloof; Lounge Chair.

Sam Maloof; Lounge Chair.

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Sculpted Dining Chair by Scott Morrison -- plans available!

Sculpted Dining Chair by Scott Morrison -- plans available!

Sam Maloof Chair Joint - Create Your Free Maker Profile - SimpleCove

Sam Maloof Chair Joint - Create Your Free Maker Profile - SimpleCove

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