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, 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 »

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Sam_Maloof  -- An incredibly talented man. Click through to see some of his designs.

Sam_Maloof -- An incredibly talented man. Click through to see some of his designs.

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Sam Maloof - He was described by the Smithsonian Institution as "America's most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman" and People magazine dubbed him "The Hemingway of Hardwood." But his business card always said "woodworker."

Sam Maloof - He was described by the Smithsonian Institution as "America's most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman" and People magazine dubbed him "The Hemingway of Hardwood." But his business card always said "woodworker."

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Chair by Sam Maloof - nicely carved wooden chair - Massivholz Design Stuhl mit schwungvollen Formen #furniture #design

Chair by Sam Maloof - nicely carved wooden chair - Massivholz Design Stuhl mit schwungvollen Formen #furniture #design

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For those of you also interested in woodworking, Sam Maloof's designs are a perfect blend of craftsmanship, simplicity and beauty. Look him up!

For those of you also interested in woodworking, Sam Maloof's designs are a perfect blend of craftsmanship, simplicity and beauty. Look him up!

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