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Sam Maloof Home Tour

March 2008

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“Who is Sam Maloof?”, was a question several Tour participants asked prior to this Foothill hosted gathering.  Once our tour of this mans home began, it became very evident that we were in the presence of a “Woodworking God”.  Sam, who is now 92, and still producing furniture in the shop on the same grounds as his house, demonstrates a skill which very few people fail to recognize.  Note the lack of square corners, everything is custom.  The Maloof home, which was moved about 8 years ago, was about to be demolished because the New 210 Freeway was going through his living room when, after being placed on the Register of Historic places, it was decided the structure would be moved “up the road” to another 6-acre location (1000 ft. higher in elevation).  The house was systematically disassembled and moved in sections, which is the way Sam Maloof originally built the place (in rooms as money became available).
Although pictures were not allowed inside the house, below are pictures of many of the wood furniture treasurers obtained from your editors son-in-law who took the same tour in 2006, and he was allowed to take pictures.  Also, being on a weekday, Mr. Maloof wandered in from his shop a visited with the visitors.  The State also built Mr. Maloof’s new residence which is on the new property.
Sam Maloof (2006)
Parking of tour cars on Museum Property.
Entrance to Museum Home
Current Residence on same property as Museum Home
Landscaped acreage with low water plants.
Below are samples of Maloof Furniture.  These items demonstrate the talent in woodworking of Sam
The above picture exhibits a wooden spiral staircase.  This spiral staircase was built of hardwoods in about 10 days.  A similar staircase was taller and duplicated in Sam's current residence and built in 15 days.
Thank You Foothill Region for Hosting this event.
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