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Blog series by PPK updated 04-13-2017 04:59 PM 3 parts 1301 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Morris Chair Design and Cut out parts

02-28-2017 04:26 PM by PPK | 8 comments »

Here I’m going to outline the method I am taking to build myself a Morris Chair. I’ve been wanting to have one of these because I really like the look and the comfort, but also because I want to learn some new techniques, especially upholstery. I know there are a number of other blogs on building a Morris Chair, but they are all different, and everyone has their own unique ways of building. So here’s mine! I am not using a plan, per se. I have been looking at lots of pic...

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Part 2: Dye and Assembly

03-16-2017 08:34 PM by PPK | 4 comments »

I’m excited about my progress, small though it may be, so here’s another post. I am using Behlen alcohol based analine dye to make the color of the walnut look more uniform. I dyed almost all the parts before assembly for two reasons: 1, it dries super fast, and its easier to do small areas at a time. 2, I didn’t want the hickory slats to get dyed. Then, I glued up the chair sides. I used hide glue. On the last shot, I had not wiped the gl...

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Part 3: Chair back, pegs & final dye touch ups

04-13-2017 04:59 PM by PPK | 4 comments »

Its about time I throw up a few more pictures. I’ve got my chair completely built from a chair standpoint. The upholstery is yet to come. I finished dying the arms and touched up the dye. The tenon caps got glued in. I made tenons on the stretchers (of the chair back) and mortised the uprights. They were dyed and assembled next. I pegged the joints on the chair back and on the rest of the chair. My method for making pegs involves a drill, s...

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