Bow-Arm Morris Chair

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Project by Seth Hettena posted 10-19-2015 06:42 PM 2464 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from Gregory Paolini’s plans via fine This was by far the most challenging project I’ve ever done. I always believe in tackling a project that seems beyond my abilities to force myself to learn more. I had to many things I’ve never done before: Through tenons, wood bending, cutting mortises with a router. It took forever, but I’m very pleased with the results. The picture doesn’t really do justice to the beauty of the QS oak.

-- -- Seth

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#1 posted 10-19-2015 06:45 PM

That’s a great looking piece! Where’d you get the cushions or did you make them?

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Seth Hettena

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#2 posted 10-19-2015 06:46 PM

I had the cushions made by a local upholsterer. He did a great job.

-- -- Seth

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#3 posted 10-19-2015 07:13 PM

WOW! that is absolutely amazing, hope you took a nice break in that chair after all that work.

-- Gabe, North Carolina

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#4 posted 10-19-2015 08:01 PM

Beautiful. You should be proud of yourself.

-- Zach @

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 09:43 PM

Great job!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 10-19-2015 10:00 PM

More pics please! Finish recipe? This project is my white whale. I love it when a bow-arm is posted. Instant Favorite!

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 10-19-2015 10:49 PM

That’s one grand looking Morris chair ,great job Seth.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 10-19-2015 10:52 PM

CaptainSkully, the finish recipe is from Jeff Jewitt, which can be found by clicking here. Thanks to everybody for all the compliments.

-- -- Seth

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#9 posted 10-19-2015 10:56 PM

I have always been fond of Morris chairs. I especially like the colors you chose for the finish and the leather upholstery. Nice work all around.

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

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#10 posted 10-19-2015 11:03 PM

That’s one of the best looking I’ve seen. Great job!! You should be very proud!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 10-19-2015 11:49 PM

She’s a beauty! Now you get to sit in a beautiful chair you made yourself, and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with it!

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

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#12 posted 10-19-2015 11:57 PM

Nice chair!

However, you need to train that little rut rat so he doesn’t sit in your chair.


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#13 posted 10-20-2015 01:30 AM

That’s a bucket list project for me. Good for you for stretching yourself on this! Nicely done. It’s an heirloom piece for sure

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#14 posted 10-20-2015 01:49 AM

Very nice, job well done.

-- KevinL

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#15 posted 10-20-2015 06:18 AM

amazing!!! very well done.

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