Bow-Arm Morris Chair & Ottoman

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Project by Young posted 09-18-2015 04:51 PM 1479 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bow-Arm Morris Chair re-designed by G.Stickley early of 20th century. I used plan & drawing(Blue Print) from “Arts and Crafts Furniture Magazine – Spring, 2015 Taunton ” and “American Furniture Design ”. Features are,

- Lock Miter Joint Leg ( 4 Sides Quarter-Sawn White Oak )
- Laminated Bow Arm ( 4 layers – Quarter-Sawn Board on Top )
- Aniline Dying – Oil based Pigment Stain – SealCoat – PolyCrylic – Wax
- Vinyl Leather ( Allante Seaweed AL-850 )

For more information, visit to my blog at ( This is Korean version, Sorry~~ ) or watch all photos on YouTube ( ).

I hope it is useful to build up this gorgeous chair for your own.

-- Young, California,

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 09-18-2015 05:40 PM

Beautiful lock joint work, and overall top notch craftsmanship.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 08:49 PM

Great work, I have always wanted to make one of these. Looks so comfy!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-18-2015 11:47 PM

Great looking Morris chair! I’m sure you’ll enjoy spending many hours in it, and get a lot of satisfaction from a job well done!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 09-19-2015 12:09 AM

Thanks for your comments & encouragements so far.

-- Young, California,

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 12:38 AM

Very nicely done, the finished chair looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the building process.

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 12:43 AM

beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 09-19-2015 01:00 AM

Very nice! – Great Craftsmanship!


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 09-19-2015 03:24 AM

Great looking Morris Chair. They can be fun and challenging projects. I really like using locking miter joints, they glue up quite well.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 09-19-2015 01:12 PM

Awesome workmanship.
Thanks for sharing.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#10 posted 09-19-2015 01:50 PM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture. Great work! Jealous!

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#11 posted 09-19-2015 02:29 PM

Very fine workmanship an excellent morris chair and foot stool.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 09-19-2015 02:56 PM

You did a fantastic job on the chair and video. I have the wood for mine, hopefully I can start in the winter. Expect a few questions on the bow arm and cushions.

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

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#13 posted 09-23-2015 03:28 AM

Very nice joint work, chair looks great

-- Norman

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