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Project by rhett posted 06-05-2008 08:08 PM 3754 views 37 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bent arm morris chair. The dimensions are from a good friend of mine. It is for meditating. the side rails are elongated for leg crossing and the top is about 8” taller than normal so you can rest your head back. It is made from reclaimed barn wood (white oak) and curly red oak. The cushions are a micro fiber over viscoelastic foam.

-- Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

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#1 posted 06-05-2008 08:22 PM

Very nice use for reclaimed wood. Would be nice even if it wasn’t reclaimed. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 06-05-2008 08:31 PM

I like your version of the Morris chair. All of the Morris chairs I have see use some type of slats on the side. This looks cleaner and definitely custom. I have been looked at many versions of the Morris chair because I would like to build one. Your design is fantastic.
Do you have any more of that “barn wood”?

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 06-05-2008 09:22 PM

Nice job! That’s a great looking chair. I’m wondering how/where you did the cushions?

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#4 posted 06-05-2008 10:33 PM

Nice job! I agree with BigBob, you design is definitely a custom build.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 06-05-2008 10:52 PM

Looks like a good chair for thinkin’

Nice job!

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

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#6 posted 06-05-2008 11:04 PM

I could take a nap in it! Very nice.

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#7 posted 06-05-2008 11:52 PM

I really like your morros chair. I made one for my daughter but it had slats. It turned out quite nice and she is very pleased with it but yours is more clean ie no slats

Are there plans out there anywhere for the chair

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#8 posted 06-06-2008 01:14 AM

I second the interest for these plans. The changes you made are nice improvements on an already good design. Nice work.

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#9 posted 06-06-2008 02:00 AM

great chair. Looks great, and with the cushions and design mods it sounds really comfortable.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 06-06-2008 02:51 AM

this is beautiful…I wanna build one!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 06-06-2008 04:00 AM

That is one gorgeous chair. I love the figuring in the legs. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 06-06-2008 06:37 AM

Wow that is really nice!...Great job.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 06-06-2008 09:17 AM

That is a very nice chair- has a wonderful mix of the classic chair and clean modern lines. Great job!

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#14 posted 06-06-2008 12:52 PM

I don’t meditate but i sure would not mind having a chair like that. Great work and great use of reclaimed lumber.

-- i cut it twice and it is still to short

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#15 posted 06-06-2008 01:54 PM

looks very comfortable Rhett

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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