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Project by corncob posted 04-15-2009 04:58 AM 1618 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nearly finished with the Bow Arm Morris Chairs. Next will come the matching ottomans. I chickened out on the thru tenons and went with walnut pins for a feature detail. Also to give them more in the reclining department I lengthened the arms 1 1/2 and added 2 additional adjustment holes.

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --





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toxicoval56

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 05:05 AM

Very nice. I really like these chairs and one day want to build one or two. Did you work from plans or just pictures? I would like to see the finished product. What will you do for cushions?

Great Job!!

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corncob

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 05:09 AM

I used plans purchased from Grizzly, but seem to have originated from http://www.woodonline.com. For cushions we are shopping for material with a ‘southwestern’ flavor pattern. I will probably have an upholsterer sew them up for me. I have just enough experience at upholstery to know I should not do it these myself. To sew fabric of that weight it is best to use a walking foot machine. Not quite ready to buy one.

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 06:12 AM

They look great . I think I saw upholstery how to on finewoodworking.com

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 12:02 PM

Good looking chairs. Post more pictures when they have cushions.

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 11:46 PM

Those are great are you going light or dark with the stain?

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#6 posted 04-16-2009 12:45 AM

Thanks all. I plan on going with a light stain. Ultimately that is up to the staining committee (wife).

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --

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corncob

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#7 posted 06-12-2010 03:18 AM

Well I finally am finished with the chairs. After taking the summer of ‘09 off, then building the ottomans in the fall, the stain department got the finish on at the end of the year. We then looked around for an upholster. We first found a place called Great Lakes Re-Upholstery in Fenton MI. They picked up a chair and a deposit on January 21st of this year and told us 3 weeks. After 15 weeks, countless phone calls unanswered, a registered letter and a letter from my attorney, they returned the chair and deposit unfinished. A couple more weeks looking for a reputable upholsterer and we settled on Demitrie Upholstery in Royal Oak MI. They said 2 weeks and finished the job as you see it in 10 days.

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --

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#8 posted 07-25-2010 09:34 PM

Nice looking chair, I am planning on building a couple for my mom.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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