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My Morris Chair

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Project by PaulDoug posted 148 days ago 933 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the Morris Chair. I built it using a plan available at the “Wood” magazine site. I purchased all the lumber for it from a yard sale. It was all rough cut lumber. This was my first time milling rough cut lumber, first attempt at building furniture. Haven’t built any since, but at least I know I could muddle through it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 148 days ago

Nice job – like the color.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 148 days ago

Great looking chair. You did a very nice job on this project.

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#3 posted 148 days ago

Very nice job! The chair is outstanding. I like your choice of knife edged cushions.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Greg

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#4 posted 148 days ago

Love it! Love that you used garage sale wood. :)
I also like teh sailboat & lighthouse cutouts. Or is that a lasered lighthouse. I can’t tell from teh pics.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 147 days ago

Great looking chair. I have always wanted to make one of these.

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

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TheeWoodShed

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#6 posted 147 days ago

Great chair!!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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CJIII

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#7 posted 147 days ago

Nice morris chair.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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oldrivers

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#8 posted 147 days ago

Nice chair I like the Morrison chairs they are comfortable, first time to mill lumber, first time to do Furniture? Who would have known? You did a great job, thanks for sharing, may your day be blessed.

-- LAUS DEO!

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PaulDoug

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#9 posted 147 days ago

Thank you all for the comments. The ship and lighthouse were done on the scroll saw. Sorry for the messy room. That is my basement room, my wife would kill me if she saw that I posted these pictures.

P.S. I did not do the cushions, they were done by a professional, a gift from my lovely wife.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 147 days ago

You should build furniture more often. This is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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BJODay

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#11 posted 147 days ago

Great job. Wonderful work for your first piece a furniture. I hope to build a Morris chair in the future.

BJ

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AandCstyle

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#12 posted 147 days ago

If that is your first furniture project, I can’t wait to see your work when you get practiced. :) You should be very proud of your accomplishment. Keep at it and thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 147 days ago

Nice looking Morris chair! I love these chairs, and yours looks very comfortable!

-- Dean

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pintodeluxe

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#14 posted 116 days ago

A Morris chair was your first woodworking project? You are a brave soul. I like how the chair came out, a classic style with some details that made it your own.

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

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PaulDoug

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#15 posted 116 days ago

pintodeluxe, not my first woodworking project, my first and only furniture building. It turned out pretty well and I am proud of it. I’m just a hobby woodworker so I don’t normally venture into furniture. I used a plan from Wood Magazine.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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