|Project by SeventyFix||posted 07-25-2016 02:29 AM||1395 views||27 times favorited||27 comments|
I created an extensive post some time ago, detailing the process of completing the Wood Whisperer Guild Morris Chairs:
The chairs are finally back from upholstery and set up in my home office.
I can call this project 100% complete. I need to pare down my “Honey Do” list to keep my wife happy but will be starting another woodworking project this fall. I have purchased the Maloof-style rocker and the Matt Cremona coffee table.
If curious, I paid $1,100 (tax included) for the upholstery work and about $400 for each leather hide. Two chairs and two ottomans took 3 good sized leather hides.
I bought all of the lumber from Horizon wood (prices depend on what quality of wood that’s bought and also varies according to current market prices). I bought one stick of extremely heavily figured cherry ($14/BF) for the arms – they’re what will be seen the most. The vertical slats are made from the same board. The rest of the project was constructed from regular figured cherry ($7/BF). I have a friend (professional woodworker) who makes regular large lumber purchases and I was able to save on shipping by adding my wood to one of his orders.
I followed Marc Spagnuolo’s directions and had few problems completing this project. I consider myself an intermediate woodworker. I learned a lot of new skills on this project (making patterns and jigs, working with epoxy and figured wood, bent lamination and finishing).