We’re changing an unused portion of our finished basement into a reading and TV area. The room is almost ready, the nightstand is out of my shop so now it’s time for furniture for this new space. Our personal tastes lead more toward Arts and Crafts, so a natural choice for seating are Morris chairs. I’ve been wanting to build one for awhile and have several plans from magazines and books. All are the same base design of course, but slight variations. I haven’t decided exactly which plan I am going to use, but am leaning to the one shown in the Oct. 2004 issue of Woodsmith. I am going to build 2 chairs and I think matching foot stools.
I bought the lumber on Saturday. The biggest variation on the Art & Crafts idea is quartersawn white oak. I am going to use White Oak, but not quartersawn. My sawyers prices are hard to beat and he doesn’t quartersaw. So I’ll take the best looking and straightest grain for the best faces and will have to plan accordingly.
My last blog ended up as a dead end as I forgot to continue the series. OOPS. My plans are to keep up with this one.
Thanks for reading. Any and all comments/suggestions welcome during this whole process.