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Project by Mark72 posted 03-27-2013 07:56 AM 2505 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the outdoor morris chair from the plans in Popular Woodworking. It’s made from pine with countersunk screws and painted with several layers of enamel paint since it will be outside. The only modification I made was to add metal plates where the back touches the crossbar to keep the paint from chipping. I built this as a memorial to my departed dog who loved to sit outside, in the shade, all day long. This project also motivated me to dive deeper into woodworking since I think it is excellent therapy.





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deon

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#1 posted 03-27-2013 11:19 AM

Looks comfortable and sturdy

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 03-27-2013 12:34 PM

Nice.
Do you need cushions, or does it work like an Adirondack chair?

Good job. And welcome to LJs.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Mark72

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#3 posted 03-27-2013 01:31 PM

Thanks guys. It is made deep enough for a thin seat cushion, but it is pretty comfortable without them.

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#4 posted 03-27-2013 01:53 PM

Unique design, nice work. If you make more you might consider using a wood like cedar or cypress ,the’re better suited for outdoor use.

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#5 posted 03-27-2013 04:15 PM

Great chair
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 03-28-2013 12:49 PM

Good job, I like these much better than Adirondacks

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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#7 posted 03-28-2013 01:11 PM

This is a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 03-29-2013 05:24 AM

Cool!

-- Liggy, at woodlaughs.com

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#9 posted 03-29-2013 03:59 PM

Great job. You need to make a few more.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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mjarmentasr

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#10 posted 05-22-2013 11:18 PM

VEry Nice. Since all the surfaces are painted, weather shouldn’t be a problem and it will last a long time. Beautiful.

-- Procrastination is a killer!

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