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Matt's Walnut Bow Arm Morris Chair

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Project by Matthew Parker posted 12-17-2013 04:58 AM 2008 views 23 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 12-17-2013 05:02 AM

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 12-17-2013 06:35 AM

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 12-17-2013 09:28 AM

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 12-17-2013 09:57 AM

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 12-17-2013 11:44 AM

SUPER looking chair.

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bugz

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 12:41 PM

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 12-17-2013 12:59 PM

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 12-17-2013 01:31 PM

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 12-17-2013 02:03 PM

Very nice.

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

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TheWoodenOyster

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#10 posted 12-17-2013 02:25 PM

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 12-17-2013 03:22 PM

I love this chair. Walnut was a great choice!

-- Dave K.

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dbray45

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#12 posted 12-17-2013 03:30 PM

You did a really nice job.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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DeLayne Peck

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#13 posted 12-17-2013 03:46 PM

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 12-17-2013 04:56 PM

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 12-17-2013 05:25 PM

Absolutely beautiful

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

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