Outdoor Morris Chairs

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Project by Rickret posted 07-25-2009 06:25 AM 1475 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wanted to share this project I worked on. The chairs were done late last year. Just couldn’t find the time to make the covers for the cushions so I ended up farming it out. This is the end result. Chairs are made from 1×4 and 1×6 white boards. Worked from a plan. First time at making chairs.

-- Rick, Oceanside, Ca

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#1 posted 07-25-2009 06:30 AM

Nicely done! They look better then a first time try…..

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#2 posted 07-25-2009 07:44 AM

You did it very well. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 07-25-2009 11:29 AM

Nice looking chairs. One of the hardest things to make. You did a great job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-25-2009 12:54 PM

Very nice. I found similar plans this week and was thinking about making one or two myself.


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#5 posted 07-25-2009 02:41 PM

Nice work – the problem we have with our morris chairs is getting out of them and getting on with it – enjoy!

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#6 posted 07-25-2009 03:03 PM

Nice chairs, is the finish a miilk paint?

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#7 posted 07-25-2009 03:03 PM

They turned out great…. Looks like it’s time to take a break…Sit back…..Relax…. and have a cup of coffee in your new chairs. (before you get started on your next project) lol.

-- John @

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#8 posted 07-25-2009 03:58 PM

Nice chairs.

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#9 posted 07-25-2009 04:32 PM

Really nice chairs. How do you go about finding someone to make the cushions? And on the arm of the one in the pic we see the back of, is that a thimble or a very small flower pot or wrong on both guesses ?

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 06:39 PM

They look great, very nice job!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#11 posted 07-25-2009 07:04 PM

I think I be liking these a bit more than the typical Adirondack chairs. I like the painted look and nice color combo with cushions.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#12 posted 07-25-2009 11:05 PM

Thanks for all the great comments. NorthGaMan: I cut all cushions to size, ordered material on line(no tax and free shipping), found upholsterer to sew it up. It is a mini flower pot with a citronella candel inside. Innovator : Finish is left over trim paint from when we had the house painted.Sprayed on one coat primmer and two top coats. (Wife bought me an HVLP for b-day last year)
After she saw the cushions on she said, ” OK honey ! They look great. But don’t you think they could use a couple of side tables.” Well the only response was, “Yes Dear.”

-- Rick, Oceanside, Ca

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#13 posted 07-25-2009 11:12 PM

Thanks Ricket, I cant wait to see the tables.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 07-25-2009 11:20 PM

It’s a large thimble made from a small flower pot with an even smaller drainage hole to stab your finger .LOL anyway I like the chairs lovely colours too on the chairs and on the cushions.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 01-29-2010 10:46 PM

Great idea for some outdoor seating! Has my mind turning now as to how they would look out on our deck.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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