Morris inspired chair #12: Finished finally! - Time for a nap!

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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 07-16-2007 05:32 AM 2016 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok…..Time to add this to the projects page.

She’s finally done, no more sanding (I don’t think I have any fingerprints left), the finish actually looks good, and the cushions came out great.

This was a looooonnnng project. Thanks to all my fellow LJ’s out there for your encouragement

Suzanne still has a different material to make the final cushion covers with. We bought two because the material was ridiculously cheap. She made the first one out of the material that was our second choice just in case she made a mistake. She should have the final covers on next weekend.

The cushions are pretty comfortable. A little stiff but once the foam breaks in it should soften up some. I do still plan on trying to make a spring base for the seat just to see if it is any better. But I actually did take a nap in the chair this afternoon so it doesn’t really need to change….just curious.

Here she is….I’ll post pictures in the projects page.

On to the Summer Challenge Project!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 07-16-2007 05:35 AM

Wonderful Job Bob. I’m sure there will be many naps in your new chair.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-16-2007 05:43 AM

Great chair Bob.

Happy napping.

-- 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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#3 posted 07-16-2007 07:05 AM

Nice work Bob!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 07-16-2007 07:32 AM

Great culmination Bob! I envy your time to nap in such a beautiful chair.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 07-16-2007 11:12 AM


That is a great looking chair. You should be very proud of it. I need to read more about your sketch up blog. Becaue I had no clue you could render on it. Be it that the render isn’t photo realistic. But who knows made you can do that. I am in the process of learning some animation software to be able to do more pjotorealistic rendering.

But I digress, extremly nice chair and it has been a great pleasure following the journey. I hope to see more like this. Oh yeah great video also.

-- Kaleo ,

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Bob Babcock

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#6 posted 07-16-2007 11:53 AM

Thanks all…it was fun.

Kaleo…Sketchup by itself produces animations like what you see here. It can produce some fairly realistic still renderings however with the addition of some plugins. I recently got TurboSketch, an add on for Sketchup that adds more realistic lighting. The last picture in this post is Sketchup with TurboSketch.

I had just started using it so the lighting is kind of harsh. You can also make your models more realistic with the appropriate textures. Even if you want to create truly photorealistic images Sketchup is the place to start your models. I’ve played with most of the 3D software that’s available out there. None makes a model easier than Sketchup. You can always import the model into something like 3D Studio for realistic rendering.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 07-16-2007 01:32 PM

amazing chair.
Looks powerful and yet inviting.
And you look very comfy in it :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 07-16-2007 08:12 PM

Fantastic Bob! I yawned just looking at the chair! LOL Also, a great video! As you know, I have a place in my heart for things like that!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 07-17-2007 07:33 AM

Bob. beautiful chair!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 07-19-2007 04:23 AM

Bob, your chair is an inspiration to me, great job and a fantastic video. I am considering building a Morris chair in the future and yours is helping to persuade me.

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

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#11 posted 10-07-2007 04:24 AM

Bob I just finished your blog on the Chair and what a wounderful job you did. The chair looks real comfortable I am making a pair of morris chairs for the wife and I and was woundering about the foam? Did you buy the foam that way or did your wife make it by gluing 1” to the 4”? OR am I missunderstanding what was done.

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#12 posted 10-08-2007 04:32 AM

Hi Sandhill,

We went to a local fabric/upholstery shop and they cut and glued the foams. Yes it is two pieces put together. I still want to remake the seat. I have the springs from my old chair and plan to make a spring frame. The seat is comfortable enough but if you sit in it for long periods (movie or such) it can start to feel too hard.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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