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Morris chair, Third in a series.

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Project by grumpy749 posted 04-26-2014 12:12 PM 1991 views 12 times favorited 14 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 04-26-2014 01:48 PM

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

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#2 posted 04-26-2014 02:01 PM

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 04-26-2014 04:35 PM

Fantastic Morris chair another winner.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-26-2014 05:12 PM

Great job. :-)

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

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#5 posted 04-26-2014 07:25 PM

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

-- Glen

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#6 posted 04-26-2014 07:54 PM

I agree with heirloom. You build a beautiful chair.

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

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#7 posted 04-26-2014 10:19 PM

Awesome build, congrats

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

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#8 posted 04-26-2014 10:59 PM

Very nice work Grumpy. I like it eh.
Cheers.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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#9 posted 04-26-2014 11:46 PM

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 04-27-2014 11:40 AM

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.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 04-28-2014 04:03 AM

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 04-29-2014 12:28 AM

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

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#13 posted 04-29-2014 06:49 PM

These are all beautiful. Congrats on a productive winter!

-- -- Tyson

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#14 posted 08-19-2016 09:20 PM

grumpy, when you say you used a scraper, do you mean a card scraper? or a scraper plane?

-- Pete

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