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Project by Thomas posted 01-19-2016 08:04 PM 1767 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years ago after quite some DIY jobs I started my first woodworking project; a Morris chair.
I always liked them; a design classic to my idea, I found this one as a Sketchup plan. I have made some changes one of which is that I increased the seat angle; this makes it a lot more comfortable.
The original Morris chairs have an almost flat seat angle.
It is made of marple and wenge.





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#1 posted 01-19-2016 08:35 PM

Very impressive!

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#2 posted 01-20-2016 12:00 AM

Great job, I like that combination of wood colors. (I think you need to make more so all your furniture matches – lol. A great way to get more shop time and justify some new tools.)

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 01-20-2016 12:37 AM

Great looking Morris chair! I’ve seen this design before, and thought about building one—so you’ve given me some inspiration!

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

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#4 posted 01-20-2016 02:29 PM

Welcome to LJs Thomas
Very nice Morris style chair ,the woods are unique ,well done.

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#5 posted 01-20-2016 04:45 PM



Very impressive!

- Miataguy

Thank glad you like it.

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#6 posted 01-20-2016 04:48 PM



Great job, I like that combination of wood colors. (I think you need to make more so all your furniture matches – lol. A great way to get more shop time and justify some new tools.)

Thanks for posting.

- leafherder


Thanks for the compliment, very true your tools remark; scored quite a few using that motivation.

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#7 posted 01-20-2016 06:31 PM



Great looking Morris chair! I ve seen this design before, and thought about building one—so you ve given me some inspiration!

- Mean_Dean


Hi Dean, glad to hear that it has inspired you.

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#8 posted 01-20-2016 06:34 PM



Welcome to LJs Thomas
Very nice Morris style chair ,the woods are unique ,well done.

- a1Jim


Hello Jim, thanks, I am honored to hear that from a pro

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#9 posted 01-20-2016 06:58 PM

Very cool.
I’m working on a pair of different styled ones. Wish. I’d seen yours first. The darker wenge accents are really Nice.

-- 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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#10 posted 01-20-2016 07:44 PM

You’ve done a wonderful job on this Morris chair.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#11 posted 01-21-2016 12:09 PM

Very interesting design, well done.

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

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#12 posted 01-21-2016 06:03 PM

Dear all, thank you very much for the kind comments you all posted I did not expect such a response and kind words as a newbe to the LJ’s community.

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#13 posted 01-22-2016 10:25 PM

VERY NICE!!!!

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