LumberJocks

Morris Chair Sketchup Model

  • Advertise with us
Project by schroeder posted 2385 days ago 9488 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to learn a little more Sketchup and thought others might enjoy the plans I came up with for my Morris chairs. The dimensions are based on one found in Woodsmith (highly recommended for some of the techniques). I tried to be extremely accurate, but I’m sure the Sketchup guru’s could show me a thing or two! It was a bit of an experiment, but I see the benefit of virtual design changes instead/before of wood butchering.

Anyhow, I hope someone can find this useful!

here is the link.
(I updated for corrections and have included the ottoman)http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=4042b266de36de5d5b6907dace61dcba

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





17 comments so far

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2592 days


#1 posted 2385 days ago

Pretty nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View JLYoung's profile

JLYoung

32 posts in 2385 days


#2 posted 2385 days ago

That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted to build a morris chair just like that. A coupl eof questions though:

Why did you use a bevelled cap on the arm rather than extend the chair leg up through?

For the seat frame you show half lap joints. Will the seat be woven and if so does the weave apply a vertical load to the side pieces that would essentially be suspended by glue?
Would you make the chair back straight across like that or put a curve in it?
Is the choice to use the cranked arm versus a bow arm arm purely aesthetic?

View schroeder's profile

schroeder

667 posts in 2729 days


#3 posted 2385 days ago

Thanks Gary – Thanks JL! To answer your questions – At first I couldn’t cut the mortise & tenon tight enough to my liking, but now the cheater caps just add a nicer looking finish in my opinion. They completely cover the mortise and… I just like it better. . . even now everyone wants to feels the arms and rubs the buttons first thing when they sit in the chair.

The seat is covered w/ “not leather” or fabric. The gaps is covered in webbing, then upholstered. The pieces on the end holding the seat are first glued then either doweled or screwed (plenty of holding power).

I make the backs straight, but I use a an overstuffed back pad and head rest, so a curve wouldn’t help my chairs. the is an article in FWW on making this same chair where the author steam bent the back slats.

I use the cranked arm because it’s easy, and if you are careful when you match the grain, people (civillian’s) can’t figure out how its made..
Hope this helps – Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View Bob Babcock's profile

Bob Babcock

1804 posts in 2690 days


#4 posted 2385 days ago

Nice looking job. I haven’t checked out the model yet but it sure looks good as illustrated. Did you make components of every item?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2583 days


#5 posted 2385 days ago

Hi Schroeder;

Pretty cool drawing.

I keep saying I’m going to learn that program, but there’s only so many hours in a day.

And most of them are already accounted for!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View TomFran's profile

TomFran

2940 posts in 2598 days


#6 posted 2385 days ago

Schroeder,

Very nice! Great concept of seeing the design, before “butchering” the wood.

Looks like you’ve figured things out pretty well.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

View ShannonRogers's profile

ShannonRogers

540 posts in 2392 days


#7 posted 2385 days ago

Great timing Schroeder, I was planning to do some playing around with Sketchup this weekend and have been thinking about a Morris chair as well. I’ll put this model to great use, thanks!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

View schroeder's profile

schroeder

667 posts in 2729 days


#8 posted 2384 days ago

Thanks all! Bob – I got confused up on the chair back and got lost in a “sea of components” – had some editing problems so I just rushed through it (learning curve). I’m going to email you some questions I have tho… This is such a great tool!
Shannon – I hope you can use it! I’m going to “refine” my design and also put in the ottoman this weekend (soon as I talk w/Bob;)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View Brad_Nailor's profile

Brad_Nailor

2531 posts in 2561 days


#9 posted 2383 days ago

Smooth Sketchup work. I always love a good exploded drawing!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

View mot's profile

mot

4911 posts in 2640 days


#10 posted 2376 days ago

Really great sketchup work! I have to get more in tune with this program. Just when I get comfy with it, I put it down for months and have to come back and re-learn it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

View ChicoWoodnut's profile

ChicoWoodnut

904 posts in 2419 days


#11 posted 2376 days ago

Nice job. I really like your model.

(shamelessly stealing it)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

View schroeder's profile

schroeder

667 posts in 2729 days


#12 posted 2376 days ago

Thanks David,Mot & Scott – Mot, This program is going to change the way I build furniture – I can’t say enough about how helpful it is (especially for “what if’s) – Chico steal away! – thats what Jocks is all about!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View Matt Donley's profile

Matt Donley

27 posts in 850 days


#13 posted 575 days ago

That’s really good Sketchup work. good job!

-- I create Sketchup Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials at http://www.Mastersketchup.com

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112001 posts in 2181 days


#14 posted 575 days ago

Nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Arnies's profile

Arnies

126 posts in 1112 days


#15 posted 509 days ago

Great work,,, I still have not figured Sketchup out yet…

-- arnies

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase