Morris inspired chair #11: Invest in foam rubber futures

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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 07-10-2007 07:32 AM 1260 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: I'm ready for my close up Mr Deville. Part 11 of Morris inspired chair series Part 12: Finished finally! - Time for a nap! »

Wow… foam rubber expensive. We picked up the foam last week but have been waiting for the zippers to arrive (had to order online). The seat is 5” of high density foam wraped in 1” of low density foam and then batting. The back is just 4” of low density foam wrapped in batting. They feel pretty comfortable. The seat is a little stiff but should break in quickly with me on it.

Hopefully Suzanne will get the cushions done this week. We bought two materials. Niether would be typical on a Morris chair but I think they both look great on this.

The only thing left on the wood is a coat of poly on the arms for protection.

She should get a final blog and be posted in the projects this weekend….....Finally!

-- Bob

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#1 posted 07-10-2007 02:32 PM


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 07-10-2007 03:54 PM

I’ll be waiting patiently for the pictures.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 07-10-2007 04:36 PM

yah. do we get to see the foam before it is covered??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 07-11-2007 01:36 AM


A few months back th wife and I started looking into replacing some cushions in the Airstream travel trailer we are restoring, “Wow” is way to mild a term for the cost of that stuff! There has to be a better way to buy that foam.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 07-11-2007 04:32 AM

$$$$ I’m at a loss as to why it is so expensive. It is like trying to buy a 1/4” X 1” X 36” steel strap at the big orange box. It just feels wrong to pay that much.

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 07-11-2007 06:10 AM

Hey Dan you might be interested in this It’s my brothers blog about racing at tracks across the country. He converted a 40’ airstream into a rolling garage for his race car.

Me to Dennis, me too.

-- Bob

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