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Outdoor Morris Chair #12: This chair is big

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Blog entry by LegendInMyOwnMind posted 1175 days ago 2197 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Seat slats and the router Part 12 of Outdoor Morris Chair series Part 13: Please be gentle - it's my first time (with the router) »

This chair really is big. Very wide. 24+inches wide in fact. .Here’s me sitting on it. Note, I’m a big guy and the chair is still big. I think two of my littlest kids could sit in one of these. Comfy big.

In fact, the chair is so wide it makes me wonder. Standard cushions are 22” square. Does that mean I need to get bigger cushion materials?

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.



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rivergirl

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#1 posted 1175 days ago

Here’s a link to the free plans for this chair that was posted on PWW site. :)

http://www.popularwoodworking.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/All-weather-Morris-Chair3.pdf

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Mike Gager

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#2 posted 1175 days ago

this chair or at least an older version of it was the first woodworking project i did. i built the chair but never put a finish on it. its made of pine and its sitting on our front porch but no ones ever sat in it. i need to get some cushions for it and paint it or something. mines slightly different then this version because i changed it and made the arms flat rather then slanted. ill look and see if i can find a picture of it. oh and i think i made mine wider then the plans too, mine is really big lol

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Bsmith

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#3 posted 1175 days ago

Thanks for the blog. I just downloaded the plans myself and am going to make a couple for me and the wife. Now I know what to watch for. Great help.

-- Bryan

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#4 posted 1175 days ago

@Bsmith – That’s why I wrote this. I’m a total beginner and am sure I’m making a lot of rookie mistakes, but the book title said “Anyone Can Make…”. Kind of like the proverbial “idiot test”. If I can do it, anyone can.

It’s hard to know exactly what is critical and what is not critical. Seems to me that having the back of the seat level is important, so I’m trying hard to get that right.

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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