The Woodworker's Dream:

Full-Day Maloof Tour and Workshop Experience











Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Only 16 slots available, book now!

Final 2017 date

$195/person, $150 for Members

(includes lunch and afternoon refreshments)

This tour is non refundable



  • Our most complete Maloof journey  encompasses Sam's historic home, workshop, and show room.

  • Your guide for the day is resident artist and master craftsman Larry White, whose stories offer a deeply personal view of his longtime mentor and friend, Sam Maloof.

  • Includes al fresco lunch and afternoon refreshments in the Maloof courtyard.

  • Ideal for first-time or returning visitors with a passion for woodworking, creativity and the craft artists of contemporary California.


Enjoy an intimate, small-group exploration of the life, design vision and craft of America's most celebrated modernist woodworker. Saturday morning begins with an in-depth tour of the Maloof Historic Home where Sam and Alfreda lived with their family for nearly half a century.  Considered Sam's most ambitious woodworking project, the National Register-listed home offers deep insights into Sam's unique California aesthetic and lifestyle.


Take inspiration from Sam's imaginative architecture, one-of-a-kind hand crafted doors and latches, hand-carved spiral staircase, exquisite American craft art collection, and the most complete gathering of Maloof furniture works found anywhere in the world.  See how Sam's designs evolved and changed, and how an ever-widening circle of friends--fellow artists, clients and others--came to share the woodworker's journey


Following your lunch in the courtyard, step into Sam's workshop, where Larry White's rare, insider knowledge offers an unforgettable glimpse into Sam's unique woodworking techniques. Smell the sawdust and hear first hand how Sam selected the woods, tools and finishes that earned him a global reputation.  Discover how a signature Maloof joint fits together, and learn from Larry how fine hardwoods are selected, cut, shaped and finished into a simple, sturdy, and beautifully sculpted heirloom chair.


To top off your day, enjoy some refreshments in the courtyard after the tour.  This gives you an opportunity to stroll through the Maloof Discovery Garden, browse in the Maloof store, or join Larry and friends for afternoon refreshments and conversation.  An unforgettable celebration of the Maloof Legacy!


The Maloof, like the homes of Georgia O' Keeffe, N. C. Wyeth, Wharton Esherick and others, is an American cultural treasure, and proud member of the National Trust's Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program.









































  • Wow! What a treat! My husband, son-in-law, daughter and I were totally blown away.

  • Thank you for an excellent experience. We have already told many of our friends…

  • …as a master craftsman who apprenticed under Sam Maloof and then worked for him for so many years, in a relationship that deepened into friendship, Larry could offer extraordinary insights…

  • This was an 88th birthday present to my husband. Every time I looked at him during the visit, he was smiling!

Master craftsman Larry White leads The Maloof Foundation's new, full-day Woodworker's Dream Tour, encompassing Sam Maloof home, workshop, wood barn, show room and two-hour woodworking demonstration exploring Maloof design, joinery and finishing. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.


"I enjoy coming to the Maloof house - and often bring friends and family there. The place is wonderful, the house and grounds - the gift store - everything is a true delight. The staff is always very nice. Thanks for being there to all."  - Melissa 


"Excellent presentation superior cultural-historical-artistic resource.." - Jane


“This is a very special place, dedicated to one of the great woodworkers of our time. ... It is visually stunning and at the same time presents a flow and feel of relaxation. I think you must see it some time. Put it on your bucket list! Special place to visit.”  -H. G. Smith


"What a genius Mr. Maloof was. I feel honored to have experienced this tour." - Liz

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Preservation.  HAHS is a coalition of 30 museums that were homes and working studios of American artists. Come, witness creativity!

Maloof Service Animal Policy

The Maloof welcomes all visitors, including those assisted by a service animal. Visitors with a registered service animal are permitted in all publicly accessible areas.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Maloof recognizes only dogs as Service Animals. These animals are specifically trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Guests who use service animals must retain control of their animal at all times, and are required to keep them on a leash or harness while visiting.


Emotional support animals are not recognized as service animals under the ADA; we apologize for the inconvenience, however, The Maloof is unable to accommodate them. 






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The Maloof is a Smoke Free Facility.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere

on the property or in the parking lots.







How does the state define an e-cigarette?

Tobacco product means “a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”
Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22950.5(d)(1) (2019)Cal. Health & Safety Code § 104495(8)(A) (2019)


Public Days & Hours:

Saturdays 10AM - 4PM

Gates open at 9:45AM


For Home Tours: 

Please click HERE for Home Tour information and times



General Information:

Phone 909.980.0412

Address: 5131 Carnelian St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701

(use Rancho Cucamonga for GPS)


Foundation Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation Offices will be closed on the following holidays :

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presidents' Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Veterans Day


Christmas Eve


New Year's Eve

The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Tongva world, including the Los Angeles Basin, South Channel Islands, San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and portions of Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the Taraaxatom (Indigenous peoples) in this place. As institutions located on unceded Indigenous land, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (elders), and ̓Evoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present, and emerging.

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