Morris Chair

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Project by SubtleEpsilon posted 04-28-2018 07:25 PM 1593 views 10 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my version of the the (in)famous Wood Whisperer Morris chair. Construction is in black walnut. Cushions were made by a local upholsterer and are leather. Everything mostly went ok but I did bail on the bent laminations for the chair back because cutting the tenons for those just wasn’t working for me. I found a short piece of walnut at my local supplier and just cut them out of solid wood. I also wasn’t completely happy with the way my through tenons were looking on the arms so I made the decision to just make some end grain caps and that turned out well. I actually did manage to get a very good fit between the bent arms and the arm support without any gaps so I was very pleased by that. Finished with one coat of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell, three coats of gloss Arm-R-Seal, and one coat of satin Arm-R-Seal.

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#1 posted 04-28-2018 07:49 PM

Wow, that is beautiful !!! You did a GREAT Job !!

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#2 posted 04-28-2018 08:28 PM

Nicely done.

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#3 posted 04-28-2018 08:36 PM

I was thinking the same thing NICELY DONE !!!
It looks so nice and comfy.

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#4 posted 04-28-2018 09:29 PM

Very nice looking chair. Well done.

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#5 posted 04-29-2018 12:04 AM

Definitely a winner.

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#6 posted 04-29-2018 02:19 AM

Nice, and you solved all the problems you encountered, ended up with a beautiful chair. good sturdy cahirs are hard to make because of all the joints. They are certainly a labor of love.

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#7 posted 04-29-2018 03:30 AM

Very Nice & Well Done!

Regards: Rick

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#8 posted 04-29-2018 03:34 AM

that is superb!

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#9 posted 04-29-2018 04:14 AM

Awesome chair, and foot stool. I can’t say I have seen a Morris in Walnut before, and my my isn’t that some busy Walnut. Love what you did with the grain. Marvelous, almost foolproof finish, and with the Leather looks just about ready to be a throne.

Nice work, and thanks for sharing :-)

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#10 posted 04-29-2018 01:33 PM

Been on my bucket list, thanks for the inspiration!

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#11 posted 04-29-2018 01:43 PM

Very nicely done. I’ll take two please :)

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#12 posted 04-29-2018 02:36 PM

Looks awesome in walnut, awesome enough to make me consider building one as I’m not a fan of the traditional use of oak in this piece. I think you did a great job.

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#13 posted 04-29-2018 03:19 PM

I like that you didn’t use oak! Nice job

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#14 posted 04-29-2018 05:19 PM

I like the Walnut, well done.
All so I my list.

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#15 posted 04-29-2018 05:51 PM

You have done a wonderful job on this Morris Chair. Beautiful work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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