Stickley #369 Morris Chair

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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…

Or read the whole eight part construction blog…


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

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#1 posted 118 days ago

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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#2 posted 117 days ago

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


-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#3 posted 117 days ago

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 117 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 117 days ago

Excellent! Beautiful chair.


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#6 posted 117 days ago

It turned out great, beautiful work!

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#7 posted 117 days ago

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

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 117 days ago

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

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-- -Dan

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-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#11 posted 117 days ago

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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#12 posted 117 days ago

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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#13 posted 117 days ago

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 117 days ago

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

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#15 posted 117 days ago

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

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

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