Morris chair with foot stool and end table

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-11-2014 09:36 PM 2587 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built these last year. Love them all but the chair is my favourite. Got the plans for the chair and footstool from wood magazine but as usual I can’t remember what issue. I would love to build a matching couch but the upolstery cost me a fortune so until I can learn how to sew and upholster then that build will have to wait.

Made from quarter sawn red oak and is stained with water based golden oak and water based varethane.

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 11:17 PM

great looking chair and accessories. The rays in the quarter sawn oak look real nice on the arms.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 11:30 PM

Beautiful job! I had never seen matching tables before. Those are very cool!

On the upholstery. I can find nice fabrics at a low price. I can sew up cushions all day long. The thing that really surprised the heck out of me is that the better grades of padding run about $50 U.S. a seat – WHOLESALE! It will cost $250 to $300 to lay down some decent cushions if everything else were free.

I understand the aversion laying out that kind of cash. However, keep me in mind. I’ll help you with advice and videos. You might be able to knock it out yourself, or with the help of a friendly seamstress.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 11:46 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. The rays in the arms look way better then the pictures can show.

Mark; thanks for the offer to help I will definately keep you in mind for when I attempt another one. The cost on this one was allot. I got high quality foam for all at $300.00. To upholster it I went to a highly recommended upholster and with price of material and labour it cost another $1300.00.

Thanks again.

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#4 posted 06-11-2014 11:59 PM

Sean, these are outstanding builds and shows off your skill sets.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 12:11 AM

Very nice suite of furniture! I’m sure you’ll get lots of enjoyment out of them!

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

View MarkTheFiddler's profile


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#6 posted 06-12-2014 12:27 AM


We can get that price WAY down. Call it a lumberjock family deal.

I’ll find some videos that show you how to cut foam and stuff cushions. I’ll be happy to cut and sew the cushion covers and help the best I can on your fabric. I’m embarrased to say this but I was a master upholsterer in my younger days. I’ve been redoing my entire house so I have gotten back into practice. I also took a few jobs for my wife’s friends. I tried to do an all encompassing upholstery tutorial but it was taking a huge chunk out my life. You can see how far I got at this link.

When you are ready, we can take another step.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View Ken90712's profile


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#7 posted 06-12-2014 08:44 AM

I have always wanted to build one of these. great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View geekwoodworker's profile


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#8 posted 06-12-2014 12:00 PM

Thanks guys. Again thanks to Mark and I will definately keep you in mind. I still have two more items to post for this set and will do so soon.

Thanks to everyone.

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#9 posted 06-12-2014 12:07 PM

Great looking chair.

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#10 posted 06-12-2014 12:10 PM

Great looking builds and great showcase for your craftsmanship.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 06-12-2014 01:03 PM

A job to be proud of ,nice work.


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#12 posted 06-14-2014 06:13 PM

I really like your whole set… Looks great

-- Brian, Omaha, NE... So many projects, so little time!

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