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Project by toolguythiel posted 04-05-2011 06:52 PM 3204 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One of my favorite pieces. I love the fact that for around $40 in pine I can build a comfortable Morris chair for use outside. It’s a happy thing.

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books





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saddletramp

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#1 posted 04-05-2011 07:05 PM

I love Morris chairs and that looks like a fine one.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 04-05-2011 07:26 PM

Hello and welcome with your projects ( 448 days and a lot of projects this day !!!)

I love this design

Can you add some pictures of your beautiful work ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 04-05-2011 08:26 PM

NOW THIS IS COOL!

-- 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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greengarage

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 03:38 AM

where did you get the plan for your chair. I’ve been thinking about an adirondak chair but the morris chair seems like something a bit more “original” or not like everyone else’s chairs. Nice work.

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 12:02 PM

Greengarage- he got the plans for this chair out of his new book that he publishes through PWW. Look to his blog for more information. I agree that this outdoor Morris chair outshines the traditional clunky Adirondack chairs. :)

-- 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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Cliff De Witt

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 09:02 PM

Darn,

You just sold one of your books come payday. I need two chairs to put around our fire pit outside and if they are $40.00 I can mess up two or three learning how to make them!

The fire pit is where disasters from the lathe go to die, may have to add lawn chair mistakes too!

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#7 posted 04-29-2011 02:26 AM

I am building two of these chairs from your book this weekend. I really enjoy your book. It’s well written.

One thing, if I want to put cushions on the chair. how thick can they be?

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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toolguythiel

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#8 posted 04-29-2011 01:26 PM

Doug, thank you, and they do work better in pairs! :0)
There aren’t an serious concerns about thickness for the cushions (hard to make them too thick). The back of the chair is so tall that you won’t lose your headrest. I’d look for something about 2”-3”. Enjoy them!

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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LegendInMyOwnMind

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#9 posted 05-02-2011 12:41 AM

David -

I’m putting this chair together and I think there’s a typo on p 95. The side support template shows the scale as 1 grid = 1 inch which matches the material, but the dimensions don’t match the scale of the grid. I think I need to just ignore the dimensions, but wanted to be sure.

I am BLOGging my experience building the chair in case you wanted to check it out.

Thanks,

Doug

-- Doug - When all you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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toolguythiel

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#10 posted 05-02-2011 12:48 PM

Doug,

Yep, you’re right. Never any fun to be proven human. The dimensions on the “shape” are the thing that’s incorrect, the grid is correct. So the 5-1/2” at the bottom of the page should be 3-1/2”, and the 3-1/2” at the top of the page should be around 2”. The 19-1/2” is accurate. Glad you caught it, and sorry I didn’t. I’ll check out your blog, thanks!

David

-- David Thiel, Cincinnati, PW Books

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