Another Morris Chair & Ottoman

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Project by AandCstyle posted 06-20-2018 02:48 PM 1048 views 11 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I made a bow arm sofa for my son and thought that since I had the bending form already made it would be good to use it again. I did a blog at that time that should answer any questions anyone might have. The main differences are that I used Domino joinery and a different finish from Jeff Jewitt’s Mission Oak Finish collection. I had an upholsterer do the upholstery because it was too expensive to trust to an amateur.

Thanks for looking!

-- Art

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#1 posted 06-20-2018 03:01 PM

Very nice! I like it. The cushions are beefy! Are they pretty soft so you sink into them a bit?

-- Pete

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 06-20-2018 04:04 PM

Excellent work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-20-2018 04:11 PM

Wow, it came out perfectly. As nice as any Morris chair I’ve seen.

Bravo sir!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 06-20-2018 04:24 PM

Beautiful project as usual Art. But then I would expect nothing less. It’s a pleasure to see your various projects through out your home. You do fine work my friend.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 06-20-2018 04:29 PM

And another stellar job Art. I agree with using a professional upholsterer, it sets off the crowning glory to this piece.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 06-20-2018 04:31 PM

Very nice love that 1/4 sawn white Oak! Stain not so dark as to really see the grain!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 06-20-2018 04:40 PM

Very nice Art. I’ve got this on my short list to do one of these. Did you draw your own plans, or use something else?

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#8 posted 06-20-2018 05:15 PM

Art – another spot on Morris chair. Looks like you need to update the bannister to something more Craftsman style to match the chair and lamp and hall table.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 06-20-2018 05:19 PM

I agree with the beefy cushions comment, that chair will break in nicely.

Still amazed with your ability to make the QSWO bark, and the subtle curves on the arms look great.
I assume the back doesn’t recline?

Your house must be nearing capacity, time for commissioned work!

(BTW, still waiting for my stuff back (re. cottonwood box project 8^)

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#10 posted 06-20-2018 05:19 PM

This Morris chair and ottoman are beautiful pieces and they show a lot of outstanding craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 06-20-2018 06:13 PM

This is a stunning piece of work, the craftsmanship is top shelf. Congratulations on yet another amazing build!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#12 posted 06-20-2018 06:28 PM

wow a really beautiful chair and ottoman,also love the lamp.looking at your projects everything you do is pretty nice.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 06-20-2018 07:14 PM

You’re a true craftsman. Wonderfull chair and rest. Wish I owned it. Love the stain and rays. Chairs are one of the most difficult pieces to build.
Congratulations on your top 3 place.

-- James E McIntyre

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#14 posted 06-20-2018 07:59 PM

Excellent work! Congrats on the top 3. Domino is perfect for furniture.

-- Petey

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#15 posted 06-20-2018 08:11 PM

This is a great looking build Art.

The ray/fleck in the QSWO is really accentuated nicely by your choice of finish…. I’m saving the linked article for future reference.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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