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Stickley #369 Morris Chair

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Project by pintodeluxe posted 146 days ago 1995 views 28 times favorited 42 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 146 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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schroeder

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#2 posted 146 days ago

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 146 days ago

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

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 146 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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oldrivers

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#5 posted 146 days ago

Excellent! Beautiful chair.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#6 posted 146 days ago

It turned out great, beautiful work!

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

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 146 days ago

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 146 days ago

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

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Pezking7p

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#9 posted 146 days ago

Gorgeous.

-- -Dan

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mloy365

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#10 posted 146 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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sb194

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#11 posted 146 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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stanley2

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#12 posted 146 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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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 146 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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Hammerthumb

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#14 posted 146 days ago

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 146 days ago

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

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

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