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Stickley #369 Morris Chair

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 04-04-2014 07:01 AM 5948 views 42 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my Stickley slant arm Morris Chair. The chair is built to the original specifications of a #369, and is made from quartersawn white oak. The ladder back is curved, and made from solid 8/4 stock. The backrest is adjustable with a pair of oak pegs.
I made an ottoman with double lower cross rails, so it is comfortable even if your feet are tucked under it. There are two key challenges to a chair like this. The slanted arms create some angled joinery, and using laminated leg stock with no visible glue lines in the through tenons is a bit of a trick. I made the cushions at a leather sewing class, which was a fascinating process.
Information on making the leather cushions is available here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/40450

Or read the whole eight part construction blog… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/40056

Cheers!

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





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stefang

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 08:00 AM

Wonderful work on this chair Willie. Looks quality all the way through. It was fun to follow your blog on this, including the upholstering part.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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schroeder

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 10:19 AM

Great work Pinto! – An heirloom that will last for generations! – Loved the blog on how you made the cushions! – Thanks!

Schroeder

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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kdc68

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#3 posted 04-04-2014 10:23 AM

Amazing work !..... Thank you for sharing !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 04-04-2014 10:33 AM

Very nice chair and ottoman you have done an excellent job in making them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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oldrivers

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#5 posted 04-04-2014 12:18 PM

Excellent! Beautiful chair.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#6 posted 04-04-2014 12:38 PM

It turned out great, beautiful work!

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 04-04-2014 12:40 PM

Really nice, and a great inspiration for me to build one of these.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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goggy

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#8 posted 04-04-2014 12:41 PM

Truly an excellent build in all phases of this project. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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#9 posted 04-04-2014 12:43 PM

Gorgeous.

-- -Dan

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#10 posted 04-04-2014 12:49 PM

Beautiful!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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sb194

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#11 posted 04-04-2014 01:00 PM

As with all of your work, I am greatly impressed. I strive to create furniture as nice as you do.

Well done.

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stanley2

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#12 posted 04-04-2014 01:09 PM

That’s the same chair I make for the family – is there any other piece that better suits quartersawn white oak – not! Very nicely executed and good on you for doing your own leather cushions – braver than me.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 04-04-2014 01:19 PM

You’re in a league of your own, Willie. Even Norm outsourced his cushions.
Maybe you described your through-tenon trick, but I missed it. Am I looking at plugs?
I know it’s not “cheating”. Greene & Greene used them all the time.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#14 posted 04-04-2014 02:04 PM

Really awesome project Willie! Now you have somewhere to rest after all that hard work.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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489tad

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#15 posted 04-04-2014 02:05 PM

Fantastic on all points. Most impressive on making your own cushions.

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

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