Morris chair, Third in a series.

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Project by grumpy749 posted 116 days ago 1094 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third in a series of Morris chairs I built this winter. This one is for my son and included a foot stool. My original intent was to make it a rocking chair but he asked me to just make it the same as my first one which is mine. The build is very straight forward however I did make a bending form for the arms. This makes it a lot simpler to do the arms. I should have done this on the first two chairs. I didn’t do any upholstery work on this one but that does add to the overall cost of the build. The fabric is a very durable vinyl. The finish is Light Danish walnut oil, four coats of wiping poly, fine steel wool then Minwax furniture wax. This is also the first time I used a scraper for an ultra smooth finish. This works great and I recommend it. Thanks for checking out my work and if anyone is thinking of doing a chair I would be glad to help.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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Dave T

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#1 posted 116 days ago

This one turned out great. You should be a pro at building these now :)

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#2 posted 116 days ago

Looks like you really have it down. Very nice.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 116 days ago

Fantastic Morris chair another winner.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 116 days ago

Great job. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 116 days ago

Very nice. Your son, grand children, and great grand children will enjoy this chair. A true heirloom.

-- Glen

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#6 posted 116 days ago

I agree with heirloom. You build a beautiful chair.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 116 days ago

Awesome build, congrats

-- Norman

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#8 posted 116 days ago

Very nice work Grumpy. I like it eh.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#9 posted 116 days ago

Oooohh, aaaahh, I really want one! This looks wonderful. My bucket list includes making a Morris chair. I hope mine will looks as nice as your.

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#10 posted 116 days ago

Another very nice Morris chair set Denis, you really have these all worked out. I am guessing it is getting much easier with each set you make and they look great.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Kirk Hutcherson

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#11 posted 115 days ago

Really nice job! Looks comfortable. I hope to build one some day. Were you working from a set of plans?

-- Kirk

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#12 posted 114 days ago

Man, you’re really getting the hang of these things! Nice Morris chair!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 113 days ago

These are all beautiful. Congrats on a productive winter!

-- -- Tyson

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