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Matt's Walnut Bow Arm Morris Chair

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Project by Matthew Parker posted 218 days ago 1836 views 22 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first furniture project.
The chair is loosely based on the video series by Fine woodworking but I made some style changes to suit my own tastes.
The Walnut is finished with a coat of shellac followed up by 5 coats of Arm-R-Seal.
The cushions are courtesy of my lovely wife and her fabulous sewing skills.

When I started the project I knew that the chair would look amazing when finished. What I did not count on was how comfortable it would be. My wife an I are constantly vying for the comfy seat which means that I am probably going to have to build another chair.

I hope you like it.

-Matthew





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Woodbridge

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#1 posted 218 days ago

beautiful chair. It looks great especially sitting next to that nice fire. Based on the level of craftsmanship it sure does not look like its your first furniture project!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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maplerock

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#2 posted 218 days ago

GREAT job! I think you have made a chair that will be passed down through the years!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 217 days ago

Great build and congrats ….. looks like another one is in your future.

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

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bazz135uk

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#4 posted 217 days ago

High quality and great skill well done :: Looks so comfortable nicely finnished and of coarse stunning timber ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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clarkey

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#5 posted 217 days ago

SUPER looking chair.

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bugz

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#6 posted 217 days ago

Very nice, keep them coming.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Ottacat

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#7 posted 217 days ago

I really love both the design changes from a traditional Morris chair and the use of walnut. To me it takes from a the stern look of QSW oak and makes a much warmer and inviting piece.

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful chair—very nicely done. I especially like the curved arms and back slats.

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

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489tad

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#9 posted 217 days ago

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#10 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful chair! The best part is that it is comfortable. That is the thing I worry about most when it comes to making my first chair.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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sgmdwk

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#11 posted 217 days ago

I love this chair. Walnut was a great choice!

-- Dave K.

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dbray45

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#12 posted 217 days ago

You did a really nice job.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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DeLayne Peck

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#13 posted 217 days ago

Beautiful heirloom that will give comfort to generations. Be sure to sign and date it.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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BerBer5985

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#14 posted 217 days ago

That’s beautiful! I want to build one just like it!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com

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Kaa162

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#15 posted 217 days ago

Absolutely beautiful

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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