Friday, February 19, 2010

Welcome to Shangri-La Woodworks

I would like to say welcome to Scott and Stephanie at Shangri-La Woodworks, our newest members at The Craftsman's Woodshop. These folks are the creators of some very fine furniture such as office chairs, chairs for your home, and very special rocking chairs. When looking at their work I can definitely see the Maloof style popping out at me. The Maloof style chair is very popular style created by Sam Maloof.

Living in New Mexico, Shangri-La is a husband and wife team. They get to work with locally harvested and reclaimed wood materials as well as exotics from afar. I have seen some their work on the LumberJocks website. They make some really wonderful wooden burl vessels as well. I will have to get some photos to have them posted on the woodshop's pages.

For those who aspire to learn more about working the wood into chairs, they teach classes as well. You can learn to build a Sam Maloof style rocker in just 5 days. If I were closer to them I know I would sign up. The chairs are simply stunning, here is an example,

To learn more about Shangri-La Woodworks, their styles, the classes and much more you can visit their site at

Joe Truehart
The Craftsman's Woodshop