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Project by TheDane posted 2258 days ago 4076 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first major project was construction of a bow-arm Morris Chair with Ottoman, 3 end-tables, and a coffee table. All six pieces are constructed of red oak. The chair, ottoman, and coffee table were based on plans I purchased from Wood Magazine. The end-tables are my own adaptation.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2258 days ago

These are very nice pieces. I am a fan of mission style furniture and you did well on these.

Well done. Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Woodhacker

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#2 posted 2258 days ago

Very nice job! I’ve had in the back of my mind for a while to try these, ever since I saw a plan for the Morris chair/ottoman in Woodsmith (I think) a few years back. and I’m a little envious that you’ve done it!

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2258 days ago

Very nice! Now I guess you have to the dining table and chairs to complete the set?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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tenontim

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#4 posted 2258 days ago

Nice job on this chair and ottoman. I still have the original Wood magazine that this chair came out in.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 2258 days ago

Beautiful job on these pieces. You did a great job on them.
Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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TedM

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#6 posted 2258 days ago

Wow! These look great! I’m in the process on making a coffee table, two end tables and a sofa table. Been puttering with the coffee table in between other projects since January but seeing these makes me feel the need to complete them! Thanks!

-- 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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Marco Cecala

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#7 posted 2258 days ago

Clean lines and nice execution. What’s next on the list?

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stanley2

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#8 posted 2258 days ago

Nicely executed – hard to beat a morris chair for comfort and for impact on a living room – enjoy!

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Dominic Vanacora

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#9 posted 2258 days ago

I have always loved Mission Furniture but the wife does not. And Yooooou know. Well my daughter would love mission furniture this will give me the change to go for. You have raised the bar very high but it worth jumping for, thanks for taking the time to post your great projects.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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bigguy

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#10 posted 2257 days ago

I too love mission furniture and this is a great example. I’ve been thinking about building a Morris chair but now that I’ve seen yours I think I’ll just stick to turning long boards into short boards…all kidding aside, great job!

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. Gilroy, CA

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schroeder

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#11 posted 2255 days ago

Beautiful Work!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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darryl

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#12 posted 2255 days ago

that is a gorgeous set you’ve got there.
excellant work.

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Jon3

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#13 posted 2255 days ago

Very nice Morris! Are those arms cut out, or laminated and bent?

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TheDane

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#14 posted 2255 days ago

They are laminated (used 3 3/8” boards) and bent using C-clamps, oak cauls, and a form.

The form was cut from particle board, and each one stayed clamped in for about a week.

I was surprised when I released the clamps … there was hardly any spring-back, which made gluing them to the frame much easier.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 1153 days ago

Beautiful Morris Chair.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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