Morris Chairs

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Project by Dave T posted 06-05-2010 07:48 PM 1871 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time coming, finally got all of my uphosltery supplies together. My wife and I made the cushions last weekend. We decided not to go with a traditional look with vinyl or leather. I think for the first time of doing any kind of upholstery work I think they turned out pretty good. Took us a good part of Saturday and Sunday last week, but well worth it I think. They are very comfortable. The plans for these were from a 2004 issue of Woodsmith. Our entire living room set will eventually be A&C style furniture. I’m working on a side table that I have designed to go between the chairs. Then I’d like to build the accompanying foot stools for this. I think I have enough material and foam for both.

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 07:50 PM

nice chair how long did it take you…...............Schloemoe

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 07:54 PM

these are really nice chairs Dave and so many of them.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 07:56 PM

I didn’t really keep track, but I think it was about 100 hours of wood working. Maybe 8 hours for the uphosltering.

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 11:44 PM

Nice work Dave.


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#5 posted 06-06-2010 01:49 AM

these are really nice…i like the cushions…these are on my EVENTUALLY list….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 06-06-2010 04:44 AM

Nice work. I have been waiting to see how you were going to upholster them. It came out great. I tried to see what it would cost to get some cushions make and it was something like $600 per chair. I bet you saved a boatload doing it yourself.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#7 posted 06-06-2010 09:44 PM

Nice looking chairs.

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#8 posted 06-07-2010 05:20 PM

Nice work. On my short list. Actually just started cutting out some of the parts last week.


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#9 posted 06-07-2010 08:42 PM

Lately. I’ve become a real Arts & Crafts fan & a Morris chair is on my short list of things I want to make. Thanks for reminding me to get moving. Great job! -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#10 posted 06-12-2010 07:06 PM

Great lookin’ chairs Dave!

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --

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#11 posted 06-16-2010 02:31 AM

wonderful project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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