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Project by Asa Christiana posted 795 days ago 2601 views 22 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my own take on the bow-arm Morris chair we had in Fine Woodworking:
http://www.finewoodworking.com/PlansAndProjects/PlansAndProjectsPDF.aspx?id=32301
I changed the design of the slats in the arms, going with a Mackintosh look.

-- Asa Christiana (editor of Fine Woodworking)





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Texchappy

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#1 posted 795 days ago

Very nice. Looks comfortable. I’ll be over shortly to sit in it…

-- Wood is not velveeta

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 795 days ago

Looks great Asa ,a super design and a fine build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 795 days ago

Asa,

Glad to see you posting your projects here on Lj’s! This is a classic! Nice work. Very clean.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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wooded

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#4 posted 795 days ago

Can’t beat this, it is just great….........;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 795 days ago

Beautiful Asa! I take back everything I said about your podcast.
The choice of wood, fit, finish and upholstery are all beyond reproach.
Well done indeed.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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PurpLev

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#6 posted 795 days ago

nice build. was just looking at that issue this past weekend, and have this chair saved as a future build (now just have to figure out where to fit it in the house ;) )

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Kookaburra

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#7 posted 795 days ago

Beautiful – you really show off the wood.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Asa Christiana

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#8 posted 795 days ago

Thanks, all. Probably my favorite project so far. Sits perfectly, which you just don’t know until you park your butt. One piece of advice. Spring for real leather and real upholstery. I’m glad I did.

-- Asa Christiana (editor of Fine Woodworking)

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captferd

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#9 posted 795 days ago

The upholstery does look nicer on this chair. Love how the mortise comes up through the arm.

-- CaptFerd

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spunwood

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#10 posted 795 days ago

Great work. A friend and I are building Morris Chairs this summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 795 days ago

Very nicely made looks comfeee too LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Asa Christiana

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#12 posted 795 days ago

Those mortises up through the curved arms are the tricky part! Read out article (shameless plug) on how to pull it off cleanly. One cool tip, when chopping the mortises, I sat the arms on the same MDF form I laminated them on!

-- Asa Christiana (editor of Fine Woodworking)

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TedM

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#13 posted 795 days ago

Very nice, great job!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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SPalm

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#14 posted 795 days ago

Now that is just showing off.
Seriously fine work there. Wonderful design too.

Good stuff,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jcees

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#15 posted 795 days ago

Very nice work in the A&C vernacular. Very nice indeed.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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