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Forum topic by londonlad posted 08-04-2010 03:57 AM 3173 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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londonlad

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08-04-2010 03:57 AM

I saw a recliner version of a Morris Chair in a Macy’s furniture showroom today.

The chair itself was as dull as ditchwater but the recliner action did strike me as being incredibly useful and negates the need for a space consuming footstool.

Does anyone know where such mechanisms might be available that might make it possible to make my own Morris Chair??

Thanks for any help


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Lucywu2012

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 05:11 AM

I am sorry if you can post the picture will more helpful!

-- Lucy, China, Bamboo Art Designer, http://www.chinese-bamboo.com

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 07:16 AM

Get an old Lazy Boy for cheap or free off craigs list. ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 05:52 PM

I agree with Topamax. I’ve been unable to find the mechanisms online and have decided when I begin that project myself I will scavenge a couple of old lazy boys for the hardware. A friend of mine has a couple of them and they are comfortable to recline in.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 08:16 AM

Try

www.clockworkcomponents.com

There are other upholstery sites, but I can’t remember any right now.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 02:41 PM

I’ve seen Morris chairs that use a wooden peg system to recline. You would have to get out of the chair, pull out a peg and lower the back to the desired height and reinsert a peg. Actually, I’ve seen this done a few different ways.

I know it is not as convenient as a metal mechanism but, IMHO, this is more consistent with the nature of a Morris chair and you can be certain that it will last as long as the chair lasts.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 03:08 PM

Rich beat me to it….again.
Personally, I wouldn’t want to spend the time, money and effort to build such a fine piece and then cludge it up with all that metal recliner mechanism hardware.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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