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Project by CubsFan posted 12-28-2013 06:04 PM 1266 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Morris Chair and a Prairie Chair that I’ve been working on for awhile.

The Morris Chair is out of Wood Magazine #112, and the Prairie chair is out of a Popular Woodworking book.

Made entirely out of quartersawn white oak. Great projects, and very comfortable chairs!





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DBrown52

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 07:56 PM

Morris chairs always blow me away. These are fantastic. The upholstery is great too. Definitely on my bucket list of projects.

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 11:01 PM

Great looking set of A&C/Mission furniture! They look very comfortable, and look great in your living room!

-- Dean

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becikeja

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#3 posted 12-29-2013 12:21 PM

these look great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Steve Tripp

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 01:31 PM

Beautiful work. Did you do ammonia fuming on these?

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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489tad

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 01:39 PM

The chairs look great. Congratulations.

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

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Luke

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 02:43 PM

Very nice looking. A lot of work I’m sure.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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Darrel

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 03:27 PM

Those are great looking chairs. I have the plans in my shop right now waiting for me to start them. When I’m done with my dinning table the Morris chair is next. You did a great job. Did you do the upholstery too?

-- Magnolia, Texas

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danoaz

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 04:38 PM

Very nice. What finish did you use because I really like that color. Thanks.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 04:52 PM

These are great looking chairs. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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CubsFan

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#10 posted 12-29-2013 05:12 PM

Thanks everyone!

The finish is actually very simple. I used used Minwax “Provincial” stain, then something like 5 coats of Arm-R-Seal. I was tempted to go with ammonia, but I figured there was a much higher chance that I’d kill myself than make a nice finish :)

I had the upholstery done. The leather was around $800, and labor around $500. I figured if I tried to do it myself, I’d probably just end up wasting $800 of leather and have to get it done professionally anyway.

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Steve Tripp

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#11 posted 12-29-2013 06:03 PM

That is great. I’ve been thinking about the ammonia, but would much rather not if I don’t have to. And your finish looks excellent.

-- Steve Tripp, Minneapolis, MN

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NormG

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#12 posted 12-30-2013 06:30 AM

You really have made some nice pieces of furniture here, they will be around for a long time to come, thank for sharing the pics

-- Norman

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danoaz

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#13 posted 12-30-2013 12:24 PM

@Cubsfan – did you use a pre-stain? I ask because I still have that problem of uneven staining and I haven’t brought myself to try Charles Neil’s stuff because of cost for the little projects I do. If I do a project like yours I would probably break my wallet for it.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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scrollsalot

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#14 posted 01-01-2014 01:31 AM

Looks like a good place to take a nap.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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