Inspired by the work of legendary woodworker Sam Maloof, this project will show you how to use wood rasps to sculpt beautiful curved joints, and guide you step-by-step through tackling some basic leather work as you weave leather lace to form the beautiful and comfortable seat. The curves and leather weaving might make this bench look intimidating, but it is well within the reach of the intermediate woodworker using the processes laid out in this plan.

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98 Responses to “Maloof-Inspired Bench with Woven Leather Seat”
  1. tomlaber
    tomlaber

    Looks great I want to build some but taller to suit my kitchen bench, but I cannot fine the templates am I missing something
    Tom

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    • c3jrf
      c3jrf

      There seems to be a discrepancy between the plan and the templates. There is no actual template for the legs and the template say only taper one side 3/4 of an inch. The plan infers that the legs are tapered on all sides. Please explain as I’m building this project.

      Regards jeff

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  2. Steve
    Steve

    “Trace the patterns provided onto the pieces, cut them on the bandsaw.”

    Where are the “Patterns Provided”?

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  3. Thomas
    Thomas

    The templates are referred to in the Plan, but not made available. How do I obtain these template?

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  4. mixasi
    mixasi

    Well, really nice plan! But in the text it is explicitly stated that the templets are attached. Where are they?

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  5. Jeremy Gibson
    Jeremy Gibson

    I really appreciate your help and support on making all the projects and plans you have to offer

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  6. mixasi
    mixasi

    Unfortunately I received some different pdf . Please resend me the right one. Thanks

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  7. George
    George

    Please send me a copy of these plans also. Have the PDF of the preparation work but no plans.

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  8. Bob
    Bob

    Would you be able to provide me with the template patterns? Many thanks, it looks like a fun project. Bob

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  9. Jeffrey
    Jeffrey

    Do I have to request the templates here or are they automatically sent by email when I download the plans?

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  10. rodgerbowers
    rodgerbowers

    All I want is plans for a roll top desk ! When I joined this I was told that I could get plans for what I
    wanted to build , My father was a master at wood working I learned from him. It seems to me that joining this site was money miss spent .

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      Hi, Walter. You must be logged into your membership account in order to view the plan.

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  11. philmaas
    philmaas

    I created templates from the PDF but am still missing the one for the leg. Is there a way to get the set including the leg? Thanks!

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  12. Jeffrey
    Jeffrey

    Can you please email the templates. I tried to download but got an error message. Thanks.

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      Hi Kevin!
      Sorry you are having issues downloading the plan, we have e-mailed you the PDF.
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  13. mixasi
    mixasi

    I made it out of pine. The design is strong and stable. This winter will reproduce it in hard wood. Thanks to the author.

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello Brad,

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    • Customer Service
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      Hi Tom. The templates have been added to this. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
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    • Customer Service
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      Dear David,

      Thank you for contacting us. This is a Premium plan and you will need to renew your Premium Membership if you would like to access this Plan and the PDF. We do have a promotion of $12 for this years Premium Membership if you would like to renew your account. Please click on the link below to renew your Premium Membership.

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello. I’ve built one from cherry and one from walnut. Both of those were great. With all of the shaping and sanding, I would hesitate to use a super hard wood, as it would take forever to remove all the scratch marks left behind from the rasps.
      Thanks
      Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America

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  14. Peter Ormondroyd
    Peter Ormondroyd

    Just downloaded the .pdf. Thanks. Do not see templates for parts? Please advise.

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello Peter- do you mean materials? The PDF does show what tools are needed on the very 1st page. Otherwise it explains that you will need wood rasps and leather.

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    • Customer Service
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      Hey Rick,

      Our expert, Paul has some advice for you!

      I got spools of this from Tandy Leather. Tandyleather.com

      If you have any questions or concerns, please chat, email or call us at 1-855-253-0822.

      Happy Woodworking!
      Madeline
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  15. Joseph Radich
    Joseph Radich

    Can you email me the templates as they weren’t included in the download. Thank you.

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      When you’re logged into the membership, please look at the top right of your computer screen and you’ll see the “Download Plans” button.

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      • Jon Salomons
        Jon Salomons

        I dint have a desktop. I am doing this off of an iPad and don’t see any options to download templates.

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          Thank you for contacting us. I am sorry to hear that you are having issues with accessing your benefits on your Apple device. I have included troubleshooting instructions below for you to try.

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    • Customer Service
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      Hello Jeffrey!

      The templates are included. You just need to make sure you’re logged into an active membership in order to download them.

      Thank you!

      Jessica
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    • Customer Service
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      Hi Thomas,

      Thank you for contacting us. Here is the answer from the expert:

      The dark wood is walnut and the lighter wood is maple.

      Paul
      Woodworkers Guild of America

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      We are aware of an issue and working on a resolution to get this resolved as quickly as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience, please attempt your access again shortly.

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      Danesha
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      Hi Valerie,

      Thank you for contacting us. The PDF that provides the leg templates can be found via the link immediately below the description, where it says click here to download the scaled drawing for this project
       
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