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Morris Chair in Cherry. Adapted from plans from Wood Magazine.
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#1 posted 08-25-2015 12:24 AM
That’s a fine looking Morris chair! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment sitting in it, and a lot of satisfaction from making your comfortable chair yourself!
-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN
#2 posted 08-25-2015 02:51 AM
Oh yes, it is quite comfortable, one note for anyone that builds on, foam in the seat, batting or feathers for the back, foam in the back isn’t as comfortable.
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#3 posted 08-25-2015 01:07 PM
Good build. I truly appreciate any Morris Chair builds.Are the arms flat with a taper or a slight bend? The ones I’ve done, or attempted, have that Stickley bend in one form or another.
Thanks for sharing.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense
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#4 posted 08-25-2015 01:49 PM
great looking chair.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario
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#5 posted 08-25-2015 03:40 PM
Very nicely done. Morris chairs can be challenging, but oh so rewarding to build. Great job.
-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush
#6 posted 08-25-2015 04:34 PM
Thank you all! The arms are bent and tapered, it was a bit challenging, but fun all the same.
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#7 posted 08-25-2015 11:18 PM
Beautiful chair. A Morris chair is on my short list. Could you tell us how you did a feather back cushion.
-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.
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#8 posted 08-27-2015 07:41 PM
Oh yes, it is quite comfortable, one note for anyone that builds on, foam in the seat, batting or feathers for the back, foam in the back isn t as comfortable.
I did the same thing with my Morris chair and I agree with the back foam. I still need to get around to replacing it with something softer!
#9 posted 08-27-2015 08:09 PM
Well I did a feather back, by pulling the seat foam out of the back cushion and filling it with down alternative batting.
I had a local upholstery shop do the cushions for me, but they didn’t do that great of a job, didn’t follow the patterns I gave them, they “just winged it” as the owner said. I had built the chair, but hadn’t sat in it that much, because it felt like sitting in a car seat, as opposed to furniture.
So I did some research and figured out that most furniture has foam in the seat and batting or feathers in the back, so I went to a craft store, bought a bunch of batting, and “fixed” my the cushions. it felt much better after that.
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#10 posted 08-27-2015 08:57 PM
Very nice, and I like your changes. Thanks for the tip on the cushions. I have a pair with the ottomans under construction as we speak.
-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton
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