Arts and Crafts chair and End table

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Project by gmerteng posted 1697 days ago 3585 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an arts and craft chair and table that i built. Built this one first and my wife liked it so much i had to build another one, would have been easier to build them both at the same time. And i do not know about you but i do not like to build the same project twice i like to move on to the next challenge.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#1 posted 1697 days ago

Very very nice. Did you do the unholstery yourself too?

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#2 posted 1697 days ago

Great job. Looks very comfortable. I am ready for a siesta. How did you bend the armrests?

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#3 posted 1697 days ago

Wow very nice chair wonderful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1697 days ago

I love the three pieces together. I have been thinking about building a Morris Chair myself, and your trio has made think I need to do the same. Great project.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#5 posted 1697 days ago

Very nice combination set.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 1697 days ago

Nice mission furniture very nice finish.

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

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#7 posted 1697 days ago

Very nice Morris Chair. I’ve got the plans to build this and a couch for my wife. I just don’t have the skills yet. I love the quarter-sawn oak. I think I’ll make first attempt out of poplar as an outdoor piece. Don’t want to throw away $$$ on the Oak. Nice job.

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#8 posted 1697 days ago

“And i do not know about you but i do not like to build the same project twice i like to move on to the next challenge.”
I know what you mean about that…in fact, I usually find the most challenge in making a certain joint, and once I learn how, I do not care to do that one again. I made my first dovetail joint probably 30 years ago and I use dowels today instead of dovetails because I just do not feel motivated to do another one.
Your work looks great!
Edited to remove and extra i.

-- jstegall

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#9 posted 1697 days ago

Mert—This is a fine looking chair and ottoman. Did you do your own upholstery work?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 1697 days ago

You did a great job. It looks fantastic.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#11 posted 1697 days ago

Very well done set. Keep up the good work.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#12 posted 1697 days ago

Very nice. I like your work.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#13 posted 1697 days ago

Nice work, I am looking building one of those.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1697 days ago

Nice, I built a chair also, but it doesn’t have any cushioning yet. Where did you get those nice, super thick foam pads at?

-- David South FLorida

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#15 posted 1696 days ago

Thanks for the great comments.I did not do the upholstery i worked at the university and we had an upholster there he did the upholstery. The arms are made from bending laminations over a wood form, one mistake i made on the first chair was that i cut the side of the chair using the wood form big mistake, i did not take into consideration the spring back of the arm when you take it off the form. Better to use the arm itself to cut the sides of the chair live and learn.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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