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Upholstery For Woodworkers #1: Morris Chair / Rocking Chair Upholstery Resources

02-27-2021 05:55 AM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

As a woodworker first and upholsterer second, I struggled for years to find good information on how to upholster Morris Chairs and large rockers. Information on leather upholstery was particularly scarce in books, articles and videos. So I wanted to post this video as a skill share for other crafters that build chairs and might want to try their hand at leather upholstery. If nothing else, it may help someone know what to ask for when hiring an upholsterer. Leather Upholstery Tutori...

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Selig ottoman #7: Finished!

08-09-2019 12:35 AM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I now have the cushions for the chair and ottoman – thanks to my skilled wife. Here are a couple photos of the completed ottoman. I’ll create a combined completed project post once I have some better pictures of both. Time to put my feet up and think about the next chair project!

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Selig ottoman #6: Final steps

07-26-2019 03:57 PM by Ross Leidy | 4 comments »

The weather was so nice this week that I setup a makeshift work surface outside to do all of the final sanding, glue-up, and finishing on the ottoman. Sanding was a long process, as expected. Each piece was taken through grits 100, 120, 180, 220, 320, and 400. One final dry fit: Glued and clamped: Finished with Odie’s Oil and now waiting in line for cushions. Webbing straps installed: For the chair and ottoman, I made some leg pads from a full-grain leather thri...

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Selig ottoman #5: The last few mortises

07-22-2019 02:51 PM by Ross Leidy | 3 comments »

The outer mortises on the short end of the seat frame were the only ones remaining to cut. To mark their locations, I first made half-width tenons for the ends of the long sides, which would allow me to position the leg structure, but also allow it to slide to expose its existing mortises for transferring their locations to the seat frame. After marking the center of each mortise, it was back to the mortising jig for the final mortises. Everything fits. Just a little more edge...

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Selig ottoman #4: Edge round-overs

07-20-2019 09:53 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

For the wings on the long edges, I used a 3/8” bead bit along the top edge. Due to an error in positioning the blank on the CNC when these long pieces were cut, the tool cut past the edge of the blank slightly, making the height of one of the wings was about 1/16” shorter than the other. To make them both the same height, I used double-sided tape to attach a spacer to the opposite side to run against the fence. The spacer was placed up against the tenons as an index. ...

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Selig ottoman #3: Seat frame

07-18-2019 10:55 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

I have a feeling I’m not going about this in the optimal way. It’s feeling a little bit fiddly fitting the seat frame into the outer structure. But, perhaps it’s just the consequence of cutting some mortises on the CNC and other on the mortising jig. So far, this is working out, but I can’t help think there may have been a simpler way. The frame is 1-3/4” x 3/4” (approx). I started with the long side pieces, transferring the locations of the outer fr...

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Selig ottoman #2: End assembly glue-ups

07-17-2019 09:16 PM by Ross Leidy | 1 comment »

I decided to defer work on the webbing frame and instead glue-up the end assemblies and get the floating tenon mortises cut in the long stretchers. I’m using the same size floating tenons everywhere on the ottoman. They’ll all be 1” long. Test-fitting the long stretchers:

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Selig ottoman #1: Getting started

07-16-2019 03:52 PM by Ross Leidy | 0 comments »

This is the companion to the Z-Chair project that I recently completed. This is the ottoman that is most often seen paired with the Jensen Z-chair. I don’t think it was specifically designed with the chair because the same ottoman shows up with other Selig chairs of the period. Here are a couple example photos, with and without cushion. To simplify this build, I’ll be using the wide slots for the webbing (as used above) instead of the narrow slots for webbing clips...

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Stickley #369 Morris Chair #7: Ottoman

03-25-2014 04:24 PM by pintodeluxe | 8 comments »

Here I am building a small ottoman to compliment the Morris Chair. -----The ottoman legs were laminated with thin veneers. As with the chair, I used 1/4” thick veneer strips that are later planed down to 3/32” thickness. -----The ottoman legs are planed to their final size of 1-3/4” square, and mortised to receive 1/2” thick tenons. -----I do an initial assembly to see how the joints fit. Everything is scaled down on the ottoman, compared to the Morris chair. Th...

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Living Room #1: Ottoman

07-23-2013 08:14 AM by Jason W. Fudge | 1 comment »

I picked up this ottoman off of Craigslist for 40 bucks. When I bought it my wife got a little pissed at me because she thought it was dirty and disgusting and the fabric was torn. She was kind of right. It was dirty. It was disgusting. The fabric was torn. But 40 bucks was cheap and so is new material for upholstery. So off to the fabric store we headed. Where we bought this nice piece for about ten bucks. Thanks to my knowledge on how to fold crisp hospital corners and ...

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