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Project by Marcos posted 335 days ago 1560 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks. Here is an Arts and Crafts style Walnut chair that I put together last week. I needed a replacement chair for the living room after I moved our Maloof style rocker into our brand new nursery for our incoming poop machine. All in all, it only took about 25 hours and I think it came out pretty nice. I like white oak, but I love walnut, so I decided to make this out of walnut instead of the standard quarter sawn white oak.

It has some reclining pins, so it can be adjusted about 3-4 inches or so, and is very comfortable. I sanded it to about 320, and finished it with dark walnut Danish oil, to help even out the color a bit. I bought a similar but cheap particle board chair off craigslist and re-purposed the pleather cushions, and bottom slats, although it does show a bit in the front and I may just re-make them in walnut, but the rest is all hand made. I may eventually make some nicer cushions, once I find some nice material to make them out of, but in the meantime, it’s comfy enough.

It was my first time using so many dowels, and Rocklers simple little doweling jigs worked absolutely fantastic. It’s definitely worth the $15 or so bucks it costs, rather than making one myself that wears out after a few uses. Hope you guys and gals like it. Feel free to ask any questions.

-- Marcos, California





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 335 days ago

Great looking morris chair….. I have always loved these….. Good luck with the poop machine… That was funny!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 335 days ago

Nicely done—I like the walnut.

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 334 days ago

Very nice work Marcus

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MasterSergeant

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#4 posted 334 days ago

AWESOME

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 334 days ago

Nice to see one made from walnut, you don’t get to see that every day.
Great chair!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Northwest29

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#6 posted 334 days ago

Looks great and walnut is a beautiful choice for wood.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Mainiac Matt

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#7 posted 334 days ago

very nice Morris chair….

nice to see one that’s not made from ammonia treated Oak (though I like those too)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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rrlenhart

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#8 posted 334 days ago

love this. A LOT.

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Luke

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#9 posted 334 days ago

Very nice chair. I also love A&C as well as Walnut. Its nice to see the two together. Great Job!

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 334 days ago

great looking chair.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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BigRedKnothead

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#11 posted 334 days ago

Awesome. I haven’t made one out of walnut yet. I may have to. A tip, I found a local upholsterer who works out of his garage just like I do. He’s very reasonable when I need cushions.

-- Red -- "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." C.S. Lewis

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NormG

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#12 posted 334 days ago

Great looking chair

-- Norman

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Marcos

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#13 posted 333 days ago

Where at Big Red?

-- Marcos, California

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Arnies

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#14 posted 333 days ago

Great looking chair. I like the flat arms rather than the bowed ones.

-- arnies

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