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Project by Paul posted 03-14-2007 04:43 PM 2131 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood magazine plans with minor adaptations – The curved arm Morris is in my home. The couch and matching chair were built for friends. I built another couch for our home after the wife saw this one. I’m currently building a craftsman style bed frame and two chests of drawers for the same friends for which I built the couch and chair.

Another matching Morris for our home is on the future projects list.

As you can see, I used regular red oak, not quartersawn white oak.

-- Paul, Texas





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schroeder

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#1 posted 03-14-2007 04:59 PM

Beautiful! – and in my favorite style!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#2 posted 03-14-2007 05:02 PM

I’m always amazed at the furniture people create .
Beautiful. (Love the chair in your home.. looks really comfortable)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#3 posted 03-14-2007 06:30 PM

Wonderful creations! I am envious of you..

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#4 posted 03-14-2007 09:36 PM

I’d have kept the same one… all very nice though.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#5 posted 03-15-2007 02:35 AM

I agree Red oak is available, and quarter sawn White Oak is not available to me. So I’d go with the Red Oak also.

Very Nice.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 03-15-2007 02:58 AM

Nice looking projects. Any reason you don’t use 1/4 sawn?

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fred

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#7 posted 03-15-2007 03:31 AM

Awesome. I love mission and craftsman styles. I am going to do something similar later this year. I will not run out of projects thanks to the LumberJocks family.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Paul

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#8 posted 03-15-2007 04:08 AM

Dennis -

The last red oak I bought this past week was $1.95 a foot vs. the cost of quatersawn white oak in the $4 to $5 range?

And I know it’s traditional to use quartersawn, but I think it looks okay with regular.

-- Paul, Texas

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oscorner

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#9 posted 03-17-2007 04:52 AM

Great furniture!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Bill

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#10 posted 03-17-2007 07:38 PM

Sounds about like how our prices go Paul, except I think the red oak is about $2.95 and the quarter sawn is a bit higher as well. Nothing wrong with using the flatsawn oak, as it works well too.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 07-06-2007 11:39 PM

Hello Paul
Nice work !!! I hope to make the same pieces some day.
Where did you get the leather cushions for the Morris Chair?
Regards
DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Paul

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#12 posted 07-07-2007 03:36 AM

Dan -

Thanks!

Actually, they’re imitation leather and I had them made locallly at an upholstery shop.

-- Paul, Texas

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Don

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#13 posted 07-07-2007 10:55 AM

Paul, if you preach as well as you make furniture, you’re right up there with Billy Graham!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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mot

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#14 posted 07-08-2007 06:34 AM

Those Wood Mag mission plans are great. Really nice adaptations!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#15 posted 09-19-2007 06:49 PM

Paul, this is great. The next project I am going to build will either be this chair or I am going to modify it into a love seat.I have this plan also, and I keep coming back to it as being one of the best designs out there.Your work is superb!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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