A Morris Chair - my version of this timeless price

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Project by Alongiron posted 07-06-2013 10:03 PM 1668 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not posted a project on here for awhile but I have been busy. I have been working on a Cherry Kitchen for a friend that I will be posting soon and have also been traveling a lot with my day job. I have been working on this for some time now when ever I get a chance. I have been using some of the leftovers from my kitchen to make this. It is made from Quarter sawn White Oak with a clear shellac finish. The tough thing about making this chair was the bowed arm rests. I took 7 pieces of 1/4” thick material and laminated them together over a form to produce the curve. The back rest can be reclined into 3 different positions. It is really comfortable. I think I will make another one…Actually I think I will take a nap!! I hope you like it!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 07-07-2013 01:19 AM

Nice looking Morris chair. I especially like the bowed arms. Even the upholstery is a good match. Enjoy a comfortable sit and thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 02:29 AM

great looking chair. It does look very comfortable and also well constructed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 04:10 AM

I like it! Looks great

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 12:02 PM

Very nice chair, looks nice and comfy ….great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-07-2013 12:04 PM

Beautiful looking chair. Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 07-07-2013 12:05 PM

You did nice clean work on this chair and it looks very comfortable.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 07-07-2013 12:51 PM

Great job. Very nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 07-07-2013 01:48 PM

Very nicely done—particulary the bowed arms that make your project quite distinctive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 07-07-2013 02:30 PM

I was just looking at that in Wood magazine last night. It is from Wood…..yes? You did a great job on the chair. Take a nap you deserve it.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 02:45 PM

very nice work,great looking Morris chair.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 07-09-2013 05:01 PM

Looks great, comfortable and sturdy, great design and great build. A great way to relax after a day’s work.

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#13 posted 07-14-2015 05:55 AM

Wonderful. Wonderful. The fabric is fairly period-specific, innit?

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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