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Project by Seth Hettena posted 10-19-2015 06:42 PM 2274 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this from Gregory Paolini’s plans via fine woodworking.com. 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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Josh

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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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Blogarican

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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 www.blogarican.com

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

Beautiful. You should be proud of yourself.

-- Zach @ http://www.swaincustoms.com

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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.

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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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hotncold

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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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Greg In Maryland

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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.

Greg

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Ebro

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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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