Morris chair

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Project by CLWidener posted 282 days ago 1030 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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#1 posted 282 days ago

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

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#2 posted 282 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 282 days ago

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 282 days ago

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 282 days ago

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

-- Chris, , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 281 days ago

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 281 days ago

Awesome looking chair… and view.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 280 days ago

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

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#9 posted 280 days ago

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 280 days ago

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

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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#11 posted 280 days ago

Very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 280 days ago

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

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#13 posted 280 days ago

Perfect for the location. Great build.

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