Morris Chair #3: Chair back, pegs & final dye touch ups

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Blog entry by PPK posted 04-13-2017 04:59 PM 1235 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Dye and Assembly Part 3 of Morris Chair series Part 4: Upholstery - Seat »

Its about time I throw up a few more pictures. I’ve got my chair completely built from a chair standpoint. The upholstery is yet to come.

I finished dying the arms and touched up the dye.

The tenon caps got glued in.

I made tenons on the stretchers (of the chair back) and mortised the uprights.

They were dyed and assembled next.

I pegged the joints on the chair back and on the rest of the chair.

My method for making pegs involves a drill, some sand paper, and a small cutting “miter box”

Then on to fastening the back to the chair.

I turned some hickory dowels on my (really crummy) lathe.

I drilled the adjustable holes in the chair arms for the back rest pegs. I don’t have a drill press, so my nerve racking process involved leveling/plumbing the chair, then using the bubble on the back of my drill to try to drill an accurate hole with a forstner bit. It payed off, and the holes are pretty true.

Finally, here’s a few shots of it assembled. I had to throw on a couple pieces of foam to test it out….

I hope that you all have a blessed Holy week and can be truly thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made for us all…

-- Pete

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 11:16 PM

Blessed Easter to as well. Great job! Are you going to use leather or fabric?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 02:26 PM

I’ve got all the materials to do leather cushions. Just need time now…

-- Pete

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 02:26 PM

-- Pete

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#4 posted 04-19-2017 06:34 PM

Man that’s a good look’n Morris char—I like the wood combo you used!

Looking forward to seeing this posted as a project!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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