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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.







































Larry White, one of Sam's assistants
The Maloof's historic home
Larry White giving an in-depth tour



  • 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!

Larry White explaining Sam's chair design

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.

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