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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 513 days ago 1915 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of LJs were asking about the Morris chair in the background of my banister project….so here it is. I think I made this chair about a year and a half ago. It has some of the nicest figured quarter sawn white oak I’ve ever gotten a hold of.

The plans came from the book: Popular Woodworkings Arts and Crafts Furniture Projects.

It’s a whole lotta mortise and tenon joinery. This was the first attempt at Stickley’s old trick of laminating and veneering square legs to get the nice figure on all four sides. My little apprentice(not sure the hearing protection was necessary, but she loves to accessorize) and I did the jute webbing. Then I had a local upholsterer make the leather cushions. I’m glad I did because I met a really cool local upholsterer who works out of his garage just like me.

Finish is dark walnut danish oil and satin poly.

Now you know where I’m sitting when I’m typing all of my brilliant posts on LJs;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 513 days ago

I recognize the Poplare Woodworking furniture project from yeeteryear. You’ve really done that piece proud. Ya need to send a set of views to the mgazine. And, your accomplise is certainly attentive and a lovely young lady. It’s nice to have your children work WITH you. Keep up the exter fine workmanship.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Don W

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#2 posted 513 days ago

that looks great. and you have to accessorize!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 513 days ago

Nice looking chair. How is the cushion and leather holding up? I like me some Morris chairs.

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 513 days ago

Thanks guys. I love me some leather and it’s holding up pretty well. My upholstery friend recommended a high end foam, and I think it was worth it. Also, our youngest has even given us the opportunity to remove ink pen from the leather. Hairspray…whooodunthunk?

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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lysdexic

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#5 posted 513 days ago

Morris chairs are on my bucket list. Well done.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 513 days ago

Great Morris chair! That is a nice looking project indeed.
Thanks for posting.

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

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HopBoy

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#7 posted 513 days ago

Nice job on the chair and ottoman. My first project was from that book…. the All Weather Morris Chair in the back. Made it with 1×4 and 1×6 pine boards. It was a fun and easy project to introduce me to woodworking and making furniture. Every project since has challenged me in a different way. Current project is a single paddle canoe, being built in my kitchen cuz it’s still too cold in the shop.

Ed

-- Ed "I cut it twice, and the dang thing is still too short."

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BigRedKnothead

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#8 posted 513 days ago

Ed, A canoe?? That’s cool. Actually, a small boat is on my bucket list…right next to pool table;-)

Ricky, I think there are 3 Morris chairs in that book. I plan on making them all!

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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TheeWoodShed

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#9 posted 513 days ago

Always enjoy seeing Morris chairs! So many variations of them so easy to custom make for sizes to fit the person! You did a fantastic job!!!

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

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chrisstef

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#10 posted 512 days ago

Red – really nice job and ill echo Scotty on saying that a morris chair is on my bucket list as well. Love me some QSWO.

Note to the gang, someones gotta get Red a mallet ;)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 512 days ago

That chair is so nice. It looks like it would be a fun project to make. Congratulations on a job well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BigRedKnothead

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#12 posted 512 days ago

Stef- Lol, I have no idea why I was using a menards hammer on that awl. There are better choices hanging on the pegboard in the background. I do get a little frazzled when my kids are in the shop. That’s my excuse for now;-)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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chrisstef

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#13 posted 512 days ago

I couldnt help myself. You can hit your tools with anything ya want brother, they’re your tools. Im hoping ive got a little shop helper in the works similar to yours. Just gotta get the whole walking and talking thing down first.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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kimball

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#14 posted 512 days ago

Nice job! So far I have only built the stool. Saving up for the chair. Looking to get me a great grand assistant soon. Grand daughter is engaged.

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 512 days ago

Great looking Morris chair and ottoman! I’m actually working on one myself, and your’s is inspiring me to finally finish it!

-- Dean

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