Outdoor Morris Chair

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Project by Mark72 posted 512 days ago 2399 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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#1 posted 512 days ago

Looks comfortable and sturdy

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#2 posted 512 days ago

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

Good job. And welcome to LJs.

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#3 posted 512 days ago

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 512 days ago

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 512 days ago

Great chair

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#6 posted 511 days ago

Good job, I like these much better than Adirondacks

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#7 posted 511 days ago

This is a nice piece. Congratulations.

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#9 posted 510 days ago

Great job. You need to make a few more.

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#10 posted 455 days ago

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

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