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Bow-arm Morris chair #2

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Project by hickeymad posted 03-10-2013 08:19 PM 4664 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at a Morris chair detailed in Fine Woodworking. Still in need of upholstery; for which I’ve a brown leather that matches another piece I’ve made for our living room. I feel this chair came out heads and tails better than my first Morris chair – a project I first undertook with next to no real woodworking skills to my credit. I think a lot of it comes down to a nice finish and attention to details like edges and through mortises.

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KennyBuildit

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 09:03 PM

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it with the upholstery, is that quarter-sawn oak?

Looks great, thanks for sharing!

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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needshave

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 09:35 PM

I really like the bowed arms. Very nice touch, very nice chair.

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Mike Gager

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 09:38 PM

nice job

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 09:46 PM

Excellent, excellent Morris chair. Is this the Greg Paolini plan?
Did you laminate or steam bend the armrests?

Great work!

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

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BigRedKnothead

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 09:56 PM

Nice work. I’ve only made a slant-arm. Morris chairs are addicting though. I’d like to build several more.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 09:59 PM

Very nice excellent work .

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Jacob

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 10:07 PM

Very nice, very inspirational!

-- https://knotty-dawg-woodworks.myshopify.com/

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Tim Dahn

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#8 posted 03-11-2013 01:19 AM

Attention to detail? You did it! Nice wood selection too.

Be sure to post some pics when the cushions are on.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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hickeymad

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#9 posted 03-11-2013 01:51 AM

Thanks everyone. Bowed arms were stack laminated, being careful to keep the original order off of the piece you cut them from. Disorder will show on the arm fronts. If you nail it you won’t even see the laminates! And yes, it is the Greg Paolini plan. I left out the side slats.

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 03:21 AM

beautiful chair

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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hickeymad

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 03:13 PM

uhhh. thanks for the spam mr. ricky.

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Bigrock

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 04:00 PM

Hi:
You did a great job. I really liked your idea of cutting the arms pieces out of the same piece of wood. That is on my Fall list of builds for me, and I am looking forward to building the Morris chair. I have one question for you. How thick will your cushion be and what will the distance from the floor to the top of the top cushion? The reason I ask is to see if I need to add any height to the legs.
Thank you.

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TheeWoodShed

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#13 posted 03-11-2013 04:29 PM

Beautiful piece!!! Love it!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#14 posted 03-11-2013 10:39 PM

Beautiful looking Morris chair! Once you’ve got the upholstery done, you can sit back and enjoy your work for years to come!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 03-12-2013 05:51 AM

Really good! Very professional looking work

-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php

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