First attempt at furniture

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This is my first big project. It’s red oak, bought rough sawn from a saw mill. Finished with Minwax red oak stain and four coats of latex satin polyurethane. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

-- "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind." F. Scott Fitzgerald

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 03:08 AM

Hey Jeff – nice looking chair – here the upright version:

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 03:08 AM

Nice chair Jeff.
Hope to replace some chairs with something like this in the future.
Great work


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 03:26 AM

Nice chair. I keep meaning to make one of these, when I have the time and space

-- Norman

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 03:27 AM

You hit a home run with your first piece. Through tenons and all – well done. Where are the cushions?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 03:29 AM

Looks fantastic even sideways! Just a grand looking chair, and put together well.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 03:39 AM

Excellent for a first project! Keep up the good work & welcome to LJ’s! Now you get to play with upholstery. BTW, a Morris chair is on my list. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 03:47 AM

great looking chair Jeff

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-29-2011 05:00 AM

Nothing like a big comfy chair. Nice work! Thank you for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#9 posted 12-29-2011 05:49 AM

Thats a great looking chair. I like the detail in the middle slat on the side, nice touch to some fine work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 12-29-2011 06:12 AM

Nice chair Jeff. I think every woodworker – or at least the ones here on LJs – wants to build a Morris chair. If you get cushions for it, post more pictures. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#11 posted 12-29-2011 01:44 PM

Yep, this looks mighty good. Along with my new planer for Christmas, I got a book on furniture. I’ll try that also after a bit of practice

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 03:54 PM

Jeff, Thanks for sharing this, for your first time I would say you hit a home run. These chairs involve some skill! Great Job!

-Joe- Charlotte NC

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#13 posted 12-29-2011 04:30 PM

Yep, thats a nice one. Thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#14 posted 12-29-2011 08:37 PM

Excellent work, even for someone who has been making furniture for a while! Thanks for sharing. I too have made a morris chair and if I had more room, I’d make another.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#15 posted 12-29-2011 08:43 PM

It looks real nice, Jeff. Way to go

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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