Junior Size Morris Chair

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Project by squaretree posted 04-24-2014 12:03 AM 2225 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a child sized morris chair that I built with my 7 year old son. I had always wanted to build one, and had actually begun milling some white oak to start one for myself. But my son was interested in building his own chair, so I put mine on hold and seized the opportunity to have some father/ son time. We simplified the design a bit for his chair. The arms are flat, no angles on the sides, and no through tenons in the arms. We used red oak on this one, and the dimensions were decreased to fit his size for the next few years (though my 2 year old daughter sits in it more than anyone). He did as much of the work as possible, and did most of the finish himself.

on a side note, it ended up being a great practice project for building my own morris chair. Hopefully I can get back to building it soon. Thanks for looking!

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 12:19 AM

Great looking Morris chair! And sounds like fun getting some shop time with the son. Gotta get the daughter going soon!

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

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 12:36 AM

Nice looking chair and a great family project. I love Morris chairs.
Any opportunity to spend quality time with your son should be cherished.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 01:56 AM

Wonderful in many ways.

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 02:44 AM

He’s 7? Thats so cool. Both of you did a fantastic job. Now Dad you need to finish yours so the two of you can have a seat and smoke bubble gum cigars together. (Do they still make those?)

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 03:12 AM

Surprisingly they DO still make those, Dan. I just happened to see some at the cigar shop a couple days ago.

And thanks to everyone for the kind words. This project will always mean a lot to me.

-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 09:18 AM

What a great little chair you have made, and your apprentice is not so shabby either.
A doubly-pleasurable project by any standard.

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 10:37 AM

Great job. One of these has been on my to-do list forever. I like your design.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Andy Ponder

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#8 posted 04-25-2014 04:39 PM

Very nice!! I just finished one for myself. I hadn’t thought about it, but I have an 8 year old grandson that would fit one that size nicely.

Thanks for the idea.

And again… outstanding job!


-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 10:43 AM

Nice morris chair.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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