Sunroom Furniture - Morris Chairs

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Project by croquetman posted 05-04-2009 07:33 PM 3434 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted new chairs for our sunroom. I wanted to make two Morris chairs and matching ottomans. So began a really fun project. The plans are a slight modification of those published in Wood MAganzine.

We are two very different people: big and petite do not fit equally well in the same chair. The solution was to scale her chair down 1” in all relevant dimensions. The wood is red oak. I made the bent arms by laminating 1/4” layers. They do recline, but so far both chairs have remained in a single position for reading. The finish is a mission stain, Danish oil and wax. We had the upholstery made locally.

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 08:03 PM

They look great.Nice pattern in the material. They look so comfy

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 11:42 PM

Very nice. alot of work in these, the bow ams alone are a challlenge, then alll that joineryl. This month’s FWW has a set of plans and their online site has a 7 part instructional video on the whole process. Again, nice work.

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#3 posted 05-05-2009 12:16 AM

Great looking set of chaires. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#4 posted 05-05-2009 03:11 AM

Very nice chairs, look comfortable enough for reading and sleeping too.
Great work!

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#5 posted 05-05-2009 03:15 AM

Great Lookin Chairs

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#6 posted 05-05-2009 07:08 AM

Well that there is a nice pair of chairs and ottomans .

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