Morris Chair

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Project by Kurt posted 01-31-2017 02:51 AM 1444 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We built a 4 seasons room,, I needed a chair to read in by the fire.

This is definitely my most complicated project to date. The curved arms had me nervous,, buy my Grizzly band saw did a nice job cutting the veneers and I borrowed my dad’s drum sander which made sizing them to final thickness a breeze.

I also made the cushions myself, which again, was not something I was comfortable with.

Overall a fun project and a comfy place to sit.

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 08:16 AM


-- Саша

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 01:22 PM

Great looking chair! I like the nice wide arms. Looks very comfortable. Nice work!

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#3 posted 01-31-2017 03:19 PM

Very nice work.

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 03:44 PM


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#5 posted 01-31-2017 05:01 PM

Nice work! I’d sit in it. ;)

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#6 posted 01-31-2017 05:07 PM

Nice execution – I chickened out on the bow arm and opter for the slant arm. They are easy to settle into aren’t they!

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#7 posted 01-31-2017 05:39 PM

This is a beautiful chair and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 01-31-2017 07:21 PM

Nice. What type of wood and finish did you use?

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#9 posted 01-31-2017 07:30 PM

Very nice

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#10 posted 01-31-2017 08:39 PM

Nice. What type of wood and finish did you use?


I used Red Oak, white oak seemed very pricy knowing that I was going to stain it dark. I used Seal a cell and then used an Ebony Stain by General Finishes. Thanks!

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#11 posted 02-01-2017 12:01 AM

I applaud you to no end. I have made many things that were bent wood and glued up to hold the shape. I too have done upholstery and I know when you are not used to doing it it is crazy. I really Love your chair. You have every right to be so proud of it.

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#12 posted 02-01-2017 01:03 AM

That’s a fine looking Morris chair! You have some nice design features on it. The bow arms are a bit of work but came out great—and the upholstery is very well one, especially for your first time!

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

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#13 posted 02-01-2017 01:46 AM

Very nice, you did great.

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#14 posted 02-02-2017 12:54 AM

I used that same pattern. Red oak too. I fall asleep in it every weekend. Yours is very nice.

Are you going to make the footstool?

I still have an mdf forming jig for the glue up. The danged thing weights about 75 pounds and I’ve been saving it these past 7 years thinking I might make another.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#15 posted 02-10-2017 02:15 AM

Added to favorites. Nice work. I really like the high back.

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