|Project by DonH||posted 03-21-2011 05:20 PM||3393 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
My winter project (after the kitchen reno) was to build a Morris chair and a pair of tables to complete the arts and crafts collection I built for the family room (Now I guess I will have to reno that). Construction is as the originals with all mortise and tenon joinery, through tenons are wedged and cross doweled. I am showing them here prior to staining and finishing as I think the details probably show better in the raw.
The Morris chair presented a number of construction challenges as I did not have a complete plan nor a description of all the construction techniques – the design is an amalgam of various versions into one I like and bits and pieces of construction techniques (particularly the bent arms and putting straight tenons on the curved back splats) plus a number of assumptions by studying a lot of pictures.
It was fun though but I am glad I only need one of these!
-- DonH Orleans Ontario