Morris Chair

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Previous project. QSWO chair, which my doggy took over immediately. Leather is from a local provider. Talented lady in town sewed the cushions and did a great job, even added piping.
Got the wood to make the foot rest next.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 09:24 PM

Very nice looking chair.

I’vebeen looking at this chair for a while. I’ve bought the plans and I even have a client that has asked about me building one for them as well. I haven’t came to a comfortable assesment on hours or cost on the cushions.

Might I ask if you know how many hours you have in it’s construction and your cost for the lady to upholster?

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 09:48 PM

Beautiful chair! Looks comfy too, I think I’d have to move the dog. You might have to make a second chair.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 09:58 PM

Thats the most exquisite dog bed I’ve ever seen!...LOL….

Very nice chair…did you freestyle or use plans? I was wondering if you made individual mortise/tennons for the slats or did you use a slotted style (can’t tell from the pic)? The finish looks great too…and love the way the oak grain stands out…

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 10:07 PM

Love your work with the chair, it would sell for $400 to $600 in my area. Nice work.

-- I get out to the shop when Ryan lets me. Arggggggggggg

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#5 posted 01-07-2010 10:50 PM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the good words. JAG, I worked on this a while ago and I cannot possibly quantify the time it too since I chipped away at it slowly. The leather was one whole hide for about $200 and the sewing was about $175, a couple years ago though.
Reg, those are slotted with individual spacers between. I finished it with a gel base and semi-poly to ensure it stayed brown.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 11:11 PM

Great chair! I built one very similar to this for my daughter a while back. Mine has three wide slats on the sides.
I’m curious about the arms—are they steam-bent or are they laminated?
Also, the cost of my cushions was just about to the penny that you spent.
I’ve got a few pictures—though the quality is not near that of your picture—I’ll try to post later.

Hook ‘em Horns!

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 11:13 PM

Beautiful morris chair, I hope to build one of those one day.

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Tim Dahn

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#8 posted 01-08-2010 12:24 AM

Very nice chair, would love to do one of these someday.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#9 posted 01-08-2010 02:07 AM

the wife is looking for me to build one as well, as I want to build one also, where did you get the plans or did you just go from your own brain?
very nice chair, i saw one in a local furniture shop for as much as 700 dollars

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#10 posted 01-08-2010 02:40 AM

Tbone, the arms are bent laminates. 3×3/8” think pieces clamped over a MDF form.
HunnyPot, here is the link to the plans:

Thx all. It’s a very satisfying project for sure. Not that difficult either. I did it a while ago when I hardly had a decent amount of tools also.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#11 posted 01-08-2010 05:11 AM

A very functional and timeless design. Looks like a good spot to be on a cold winter’s night. It doesn’t look like quartersawn to me though.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#12 posted 01-08-2010 06:15 AM

A plus project. Great job!

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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Stanley Coker

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#13 posted 01-08-2010 02:03 PM

Great looking chair I have also have been wanting to build one of these. I will check out the website for the plans.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#14 posted 01-08-2010 02:18 PM

Yep, it would make a great addition to my living room. ;) A fine job!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#15 posted 01-11-2010 11:18 PM

love the chair

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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