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Morris Chair In Process #1: Frame dry assembly

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Blog entry by PapaMike posted 01-03-2012 04:09 AM 1787 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Morris Chair In Process series Part 2: Making Progress »

Dry assembly of the base frame for the Morris Chair I’m building. I’ll post progress as I get more time to work on it.

-- Mike P.



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#1 posted 01-04-2012 03:15 AM

Great start. What wood are you using?

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 03:20 AM

It’s Red Oak. 1/2”, 3/4” and 1’ stock.

-- Mike P.

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 04:48 AM

Looks like a good start.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 05:31 AM

Need to take some more photos. I have the side frames completed, curved arms and the front and back stretchers. It will be the weekend before I get a chance to work on it again. I’m going to try to get the seat frame done this weekend and the back frame next weekend then assemble the entire chair. I plan on finishing with a pre-stain conditioner, golden oak stain and several coats of poly. My better half is going to be making the cushions. (She’s an excellent seamstress. Used to be a professional costumer for a theatre.)

-- Mike P.

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 03:31 AM

Finally got a chanve to work on the chair again.

-- Mike P.

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 03:46 AM

Looking good

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 06-23-2012 11:32 PM

Finally got enough time off work to get back to the chair. Here are some additional photos. The major assemblies are apart for stain and poly right now. I’ll post more photos when it goes back together.

-- Mike P.

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#8 posted 06-24-2012 12:37 AM

That is really looking good. A chair like this is on my short list of things to build for myself when I can. Interesting that this week’s New Yankee Workshop is about Norm’s Morrris chair build.

One technical note about your blog entries. From what I have seen, it is customary to create a new blog entry for each update, rather than adding comments to an existing entry. Unlike forum posts, comments to blogs do not bring them to the top of the list, except on the Pulse page, and I believe there are a lot of users who do not regularly use the Pulse page. Adding a new blog entry to your “Morris Chair In Process” blog will put you at the top of the blog listing when it is posted.

I only mention this because your chair looks really nice, and I think a lot of people would enjoy seeing your progress.

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