Walnut Morris Chair with leather cushions

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Project by John posted 10-13-2010 03:57 PM 5907 views 21 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow this chair is finally done! My first blog post was 547 days ago! Won’t make those millions selling furniture at this rate.

Found the plans from a book “Wood Magazine Arts and Crafts Furniture”.

Here is a link to some of the blog posts.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 04:41 PM

very cool project … I started my Morris chair 7 years ago and still not done >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 04:52 PM

That’s really nice – terrific figure in that walnuit. Who did the cushions?

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 05:27 PM

Wow, that’s magnificent! I don’t know how I missed you blog, but thanks for the link so I could catch up. You did a great job on the finish. Thanks for stepping us through that. Walnut is such a naturally beautiful wood, I’m glad you went with a clear coat. Also, bravo on the upholstery. I wouldn’t mind if you blogged about that process, since it’s usually more daunting for the woodworkers, and having them made is more expensive than the wood.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 06:29 PM

Nice! The chair looks excellent. Great job on the upholstery work as well!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 06:44 PM

It looks great. I’ll check out your blog. I want to do some A & C furniture. Is the book helpful?

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 07:32 PM

Really nice chair. Well worth the wait.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 10:47 PM

Thanks guys. The cushions were done by a local upholstery shop. They did a great job. I didn’t want to mess with it this time around.

The book has some great plans in it. The bed, nightstand and blanket chest I built came out of that book.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 11:15 PM

This is on my “to do” list too. Good part is, I’ve been doing leather work for over 40 years so the cushions hold no fears for me. It’s just affording the materials that gets me…


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 10-14-2010 01:00 AM


-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 10-14-2010 02:23 AM

I am just getting set up to make one of these and also a matching Prairie chair. Great work looks very nice

-- Norman

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#11 posted 10-14-2010 04:04 AM

Hey John, Nice chair! Many woodworkers have the desire to make a chair like this. I know I do. Hopefully the one I make someday will look this good. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#12 posted 10-14-2010 11:49 AM

John Great looking chair! I have always like the look of these and one day hope to build one. It looks so comfy that if you like I can send you my info along with my FedEx account number and I’ll try it out. LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 10-15-2010 04:15 AM

Nice looking chair John, I like that it was done in walnut, it seems to fit the color of the leather cushions very well.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 10-15-2010 04:56 AM

Can I come over and sit a spell in it ? It looks just fantastic !

Incidentally, I believe your bike headlight is on…. ;-)

Great chair !

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 10-15-2010 06:30 AM

I love the Morris Chair. Your choice of wood and craftmanship you put in is a very good combination. Hope to build one one day (when I get the skill up).

-- Darrell B.

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