Morris chair

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Project by Gene Howe posted 06-22-2016 04:02 PM 1664 views 5 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For most woodworkers, this would be a breeze. Not for me. Due to health issues and other distractions, it took far longer than expected. Still have another to build and two ottomans.
The wood is white oak.
The finish is two coats of 50/50 Watco Dark Walnut and Poly, and two coats of straight poly. Finished off with two coats of J&J wax.

-- 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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#1 posted 06-22-2016 04:13 PM

Look at the bright side, with the delay, now it can be part of our competition. Looks great. I need to try these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-22-2016 04:19 PM

Good job Gene, well done. The next will go faster now with a pattern and better health.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 04:34 PM

Excellent work Gene! I’ve been waiting to see the results…..Great! Are you adding cushions also??

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 04:38 PM

Looks good to me! Needs a few cushions…...

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 06-22-2016 04:39 PM

Wow! That looks spectacular!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-22-2016 04:45 PM

fantastic looking chair Gene

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#7 posted 06-22-2016 04:49 PM

Excellent job and the finish is immaculate!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 06-22-2016 05:15 PM

Gene that is a great build , love the finish awesome

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 06-22-2016 05:47 PM

Very well done gene

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#10 posted 06-22-2016 06:49 PM

Another fine Gene Howe project! I’m glad you knocked that project off your list. +whatever for cushions.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#11 posted 06-22-2016 07:29 PM

Upholstery ain’t my bag.
The chair, and it’s mate are going to my son and his.bride. She chose a tan faux leather at the upholstery place.

-- 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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#12 posted 06-22-2016 07:39 PM

Nice sturdy chair, Gene. I’ll bet the ottoman will be no less!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 06-22-2016 08:26 PM

That’s fantastic, Gene.
Note: A Morris chair isn’t “easy” for anyone.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 06-22-2016 08:41 PM

Slow down Gene, you’re goin’ too fast…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#15 posted 06-22-2016 08:42 PM

Gene this is really beautiful work out of this work you should be proud of this.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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