Morris chair

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Project by CLWidener posted 07-09-2013 01:14 AM 2003 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Oak finished with wipe on poly and rubbed down with paste wax, then buffed out with 2000 grit sand paper. The finish was really easy and gives the chair a great feel to the touch. No cushions yet, but they are on the way. I loosely followed plans I purchased from the internet. I am really happy with the outcome, I had fun and it was great practice for future projects.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 02:57 AM

Nice job on that chair. It looks very well built!!

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 05:00 AM

Beautiful looking Morris chair. Just need the cushions the Sunday paper or a good book and coffee for a quiet read… well done.

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

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 10:52 AM

looks great Chris…and very solid.
Just have to be careful setting down a drink on the tenons.

-- Steve--

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 04:34 PM

Looks like a great chair, love the through tenons on the arms and the reclining mechanism you came up with!

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 04:45 PM

Looks awesome. I’ve been wanting to build one of these.

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 09:51 PM

I like the sturdy design of the seat, but for me, I would be concerned about the back not having enough support with the slates being so far apart. The finish is interesting. I wonder how it would hold up here in Phoenix. I just finished a red oak bench seat and so this design has some potential for me. Thanks for the post.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 10:20 PM

Awesome looking chair… and view.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 09:23 PM

Thanks for all the comments and taking the time to take look.

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 12:44 PM

Great looking Chair… I have the plans for one like it but have not had the nerve to start on it yet.

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 01:56 PM

That’s a real nice chair and looks great on that patio. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 07-11-2013 02:59 PM

Very nice work.

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#12 posted 07-11-2013 04:20 PM

Beautiful and comfy chair! Great design and joinery and the view as well. Great job!

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#13 posted 07-11-2013 04:27 PM

Perfect for the location. Great build.

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