|Project by Jim||posted 10-16-2012 03:41 PM||2854 views||14 times favorited||18 comments|
My Morris Chair is finally done. This was my latest class project from William Ng's School of Fine Woodworking in Anaheim, CA. This is the 3rd class I’ve taken at William’s school, but the first taught by him (other 2 were David Marks & Darrell Peart). For the 3rd time, another great class and a wonderful project to learn on. The chair is solid mahogany and done in a Greene & Greene style. The rails on the chair sides slope upwards from back to front at about a 7 percent angle so all the tenons for the slats are angled as well. Side and front & rear rails are through-tenons. The slats on the back are also curved for additional comfort. We made lots of use of William’s JDS Multi-Routers. I just had to have one of these so I build my own. Check out my multi-router project.
I had the leather upholstery work done by CA Upholstery in South Sacramento. I think they did a great job. Walt runs a small family shop (old school, no web site), but they’ve been doing it for many decades. I really like giving these types of businesses my money.
After sitting in it, I realized it really does need a matching ottoman. Also, the wife has said a second matching chair might be nice. I’m not sure if I want to do a second chair but I thought I might join William’s woodworking club and do a 3 day weekend trip with my wife down to Anaheim. I could do the rough part milling using William’s jigs, then bring home the parts. Might be nice to visit Mickey while we’re there as well.
-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN