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2nd MORRIS CHAIR

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Project by grumpy749 posted 04-05-2014 12:49 AM 1306 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second of three Morris chairs that I’m building. This is a retirement gift for a lady’s husband who I work with. It is very similar to the first one, but a little smaller. I think I like this one better. I used softer upholstery and I extended the seat cushion out beyond the front of the frame by about an inch. also I built in a head and neck support in the back cushion. all in all it makes for a much more comfortable chair. The third one will be quite a bit bigger and will have rockers on the legs. After that I think I will try a glider chair. that should be interesting. Thanks for checking out my work and anyone out there thinking about building one Please send me a message I would be glad to help. thanks Denis

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !





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#1 posted 04-05-2014 01:04 AM

Outstanding!

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 01:14 AM

Very nice and I like what you did with the cushions also. Great job.

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

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 01:38 AM

Great looking chair. I love these chairs and would like to build one but I’m intimidated by the need for steam bending the arms and I fear my lack of tools could prove to be problematic too.

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 02:13 AM

You don’t need to steam bend the arm. Mine were three pieces glued and bent over a frame I made.

It’s what my plans called for.

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

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 03:24 AM

great looking chair

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 04-05-2014 07:17 AM

The chair looks great, and the built in neck support in the cushion is intriguing. Are you working with a local foam or upholstery place for your cushions? Just wondering how you are getting your foam cut and coverings to fit so well.

-- David W. Cupertino, CA

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#7 posted 04-05-2014 10:55 AM

Very nice chair Denis, they look so comfortable. The only trouble with comfy chairs for me is as soon as I sit in one I am off to the land of Snooze…lol Great job as always mate.

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

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#8 posted 04-05-2014 12:57 PM

Thanks guys for the nice comments. Dave, you definitely need a couple of these for your back porch for having your morning coffee. be carful with them in the rain…... what am I saying it doesn’t rain in Australia ! For the arms I don’t steam bend or use a bending form. what I do is build the side frames, cut the slope on the band saw using a plywood pattern, shape them on the edge sander then clamp both side frames tightly together and use that as your bending form. You need lots of clamps and do practice each step before using any glue. This works trick. Had I planned on building three chairs from the start I would have built a form. The upholstery was tricky I must say The bottom is straight forward and simple. Glue your foam to a web frame with some commercial cotton batting and stretch and staple, done. The back is another matter and after some initial frustration I quickly realized I need to get this done by a pro. So my local upholstery shop did this for me. Thanks for looking and the kind words.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#9 posted 04-05-2014 02:31 PM

That is a beautiful chair,

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#10 posted 04-05-2014 02:59 PM

Another fine looking Morris Chair ,your ready to start a new business “Morris Chairs Are Us”

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-05-2014 08:12 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#12 posted 04-05-2014 09:50 PM

Great looking Morris chair! I really like the backrest cushion—looks really comfortable!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 04-05-2014 10:46 PM

Great looking chair. The neck head support is a great idea! I may try to build one soon. What plans did you use?

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#14 posted 04-05-2014 11:40 PM

Very nicely done! I am certain the recipient will enjoy it for countless hours.

-- Art

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#15 posted 04-06-2014 12:48 PM

Very nice! Good work Brother!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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