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Morris chair back from upholsterer's

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Project by DonH posted 04-21-2011 02:22 AM 1737 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the final result with cushions and completed footstool (there are two – the other is with a leather chair)

Thanks for all the interest in this project. A plan and how to article on an almost identical chair is available in the latest Popular Woodworking magazine.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 02:52 AM

Great job Don

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 03:20 AM

Beautiful job. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while now. This has really got me to thinking about it again. Thanks.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 04:08 AM

Beautiful Morris Chair!

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 04:31 AM

Great lookig chair. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 04:37 AM

I really like your chair and your selection of leather is perfect! I need to build my footstool soon. What are your working on now?

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#6 posted 04-21-2011 01:46 PM

Very nice Don.
This came out really well. I like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-21-2011 01:59 PM

Very, very nice, DOn.

Lee

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#8 posted 04-21-2011 02:26 PM

Looks like a great place to kick back and read some blogs on Lumberjocks.. :)
nice project/s, and very nice coverings

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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DonH

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#9 posted 04-21-2011 03:35 PM

Hi all

Thanks for the kind comments. Next project is a pair of arts and crafts floor lamps to complete the collection and then I guess I have to reno the room to make it more (modern?) arts and crafts. I guess that will be hardwood floor, new mouldings and trim, fireplace mantle and a paint job. But first….gardening and boating season are supposedly coming.

All the best for the summer

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#10 posted 04-22-2011 02:26 AM

Wonderful work, great color combo also

-- Norman

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#11 posted 04-22-2011 05:02 PM

Beautiful work Don, The wood looks great.

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

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#12 posted 04-22-2011 05:35 PM

Hi Norm and tinnman65

Thanks for looking

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#13 posted 04-25-2011 08:31 PM

Don,

Beautiful Morris Chair!

Couple of questions, if that’s ok: Which issue of Popular Woodworking are the plans in? And how did you finish the wood?

I’d like to build a Morris Chair (or Gustav Stickley Armchair, for which I can find no plans…..) and am looking for a good plan.

Thanks!

-- Dean

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DonH

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#14 posted 04-26-2011 06:26 PM

Hi Dean

The latest issue of Polular Woodworking is on the stand now and that has the construction article and plans in it for the morris chair.

I hand scraped the wood then stained it with about a 50/50 mix of oldmasters gel stain – cherry and dark walnut. That was followed by a coat of Lee Valley tung oil sealer and three coats of a 50/50 blend of tung oil sealer and polymerized tung oil. See the Lee Valley site for details on tung oil and blending.

Hope this helps

Don

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#15 posted 04-27-2011 09:39 PM

That is a very nice looking Morris chair and ottoman! This set is on my “must do” list, you pulled it off perfectly!

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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