Some of you may recall that my son wants me to make a sofa for him that looked like a bow arm Morris chair. I haven’t made a Morris chair yet, nor have I made anything resembling a bow arm, so I jumped at the chance. I found a FWW video series with Greg Paolini that does a nice job of illustrating the making of a bow arm Morris chair and I bought the plans from LV to get the profile for the arms. Greg (my son) found the sofa= he liked on Stickley’s site. Therefore, this project will actually be a combination of these two.
I was fortunate to find some nicely figured 5/4 qswo and moved it into the shop about 5 weeks ago.
I like to mark the planks with chalk to try to maximize the yield.
Once that is done, I cut them to length.
Then it is off to the jointer to flatten one face and square an edge. Unfortunately, my photographer slept through this step, but, trust me, it happened. Next up is to cut the opposite edge square with the table saw.
I had had enough fun by this point, so I restacked everything so it could move a bit if necessary. I also marked the names of the pieces on their ends to make it easier going forward.
That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!