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My most ambitious project. Built from a plan. I didn’t like the fabric for the cushions once I had it on and have since redone it in brown vinyl.
-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham
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#1 posted 06-17-2008 06:59 PM
Very nice job. I like the color and the quartersawn oak. I’ve built one of these myself and know how much work they are. Looks great!
-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL
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#2 posted 06-17-2008 07:10 PM
I’m with you on the ambitious part… I’m working on one right now, think I bit off more than I can chew.
Great job! I love the through tenons on the arms… I’m still trying to figure out how to cut the little pyramids on mine!
-- Robert Reznik - Albuquerque, NM - www.robertreznik.com
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#3 posted 06-17-2008 08:15 PM
Very nice, I would love to make one of those some day but I haven’t gotten that ambitous yet. Looks great.
-- Glenn, New Mexico
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#4 posted 06-17-2008 08:32 PM
very nice. i am in the process of making a morris style love seat,will post pics when it is done.
-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com
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#5 posted 06-17-2008 09:23 PM
This is on my future todo list as well. I love these chairs, you did an excellent job. One question: the arm rests, are they one piece, steam bent or did you do something else? The grain flows like one piece.
#6 posted 06-17-2008 09:44 PM
It is actually two pieces but from the top you can only see one. I glued an additional piece of wood at the front 6 inches of the arm making it double the thickness. I then made a couple of 45 degree angle cuts to give the arm the “bent” look.
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#7 posted 06-17-2008 10:18 PM
Nice looking chair. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#8 posted 06-18-2008 12:47 AM
Looks great Gary. Nice Job. A Morris chair is on my list of projects I want to do, but right now it’s pretty far down the list that keeps growing the more I look at all the great projects here on LJ.
Thanks for posting it.
-- Martin, Kansas
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#9 posted 06-18-2008 12:50 AM
Nice looking project. I agree about the fabric. It seems to distract from the beauty of the chair. Thank you for posting.
-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.
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#10 posted 06-18-2008 01:00 AM
Classic! It is on my to build list.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne
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#11 posted 06-18-2008 02:29 AM
The grain is perfectly exhibited by your stain and finish choice. Thanks for sharing
-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison
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#12 posted 10-14-2008 09:51 PM
I’m also gearing up for a couple of bow-arm Morris chairs. I really like your finish. Care to share the recipe?
-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails
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#13 posted 03-22-2015 08:27 PM
Very nice chair
-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.
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#14 posted 03-22-2015 09:29 PM
Well done it looks great.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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