Arbor Bow Arm Morris Chair in Sapele

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 08-05-2013 12:49 PM 2212 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my signature Arbor Bow Arm Morris Chair that is now going to be offered in Sapele. Having built traditional Morris Chairs in the past ,this Morris Chair was designed to blend arts and craft with more of an art feel.

Brian Brace
Fine Furniture
Black Mountain,NC

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 01:12 PM

Very nice looking piece.

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 01:53 PM

Nice evolution of the A&C style!

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 02:23 PM


You have it down. Hope this piece hooks those looking for that difference. :)

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 02:28 PM

It’s a wonderful chair done beautifully.

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 05:08 PM

Brian , Glad to see that your branching out from quarteresawn oak ! Especially like the detail at the chair arms .Well over average rainfall in June and July .If you were in your old shop you would need a blood transfusion the end of each day from the mosquitoes ! Chris

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 05:35 PM

Beautiful ! Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 06:49 PM

ll of your work is superb!

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#8 posted 08-05-2013 07:49 PM

That is a looker! Very nice chair.

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#9 posted 08-05-2013 08:08 PM

beautiful Brian!

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#10 posted 08-05-2013 09:14 PM

Awesome piece Brian. Really like the sapele. The upholstery looks good and really compliments the fine woodworking. The tree branches are really distinctive to me.

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#11 posted 08-05-2013 11:47 PM

I’ve seen this chair before..liked it then & like it now..the tree is great & the front legs are cool

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#12 posted 08-06-2013 09:51 AM

I’ll say fine furniture. Great looking furniture that will certainly wear well and take on that warmth of wear patterns and color changes.

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 12:12 PM

nice one

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#14 posted 08-08-2013 04:22 PM

Outstanding work on that marvelous set. Great design and great joinery.

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