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

      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

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

    Where are the “Patterns Provided”?

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  3. 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

    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

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

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  6. mixasi

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

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  7. 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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      Hallie WWGOA Video Membership.

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  13. 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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      Hello Brad,

      We are sorry to hear that you are not able to access the plan. We have tested it successfully. Please try accessing it again. If you are still not able to access the plan, please contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822 and they will troubleshoot the problem with you over the phone.

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      Hi Jim. In order to download the plan you will need to be logged into your membership with your username and password. If you have any questions you can contact our customer service team at 1-855-253-0822.
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    • Customer Service

      Hi Tom. The templates have been added to this. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
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