Morris chair for my wife.

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Project by garysharp posted 11-15-2008 08:37 AM 2093 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a copy of an original Stickly Morris chair. It has an ottoman of my own design to go with it. The plans for this recliner are from pg117 of the book “THE FURNITURE OF GUSTAV STICKLEY” by BAVARO & MOSSMAN. LINDEN PUBLISHING INC. i think that the design was copied directly from a real STICKLEY chair. It is very comfy , it is so bad that no one can stay awake to watch a full TV show or read a book. The wood is mahogany. When I did the surface I did not use any sandpaper it was 100% hand planed and hand scraped. The finish is padded on shellac. All of the mortise are true through type and the pens are also full through.

-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.

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#1 posted 11-15-2008 08:45 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 11-15-2008 08:57 AM

You did a great work Gary, the true craftsmanship of beauty and functionality!

Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-15-2008 02:12 PM

Are those the plans from WOOD magazine? I have been looking at building a Morris for a while.

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#4 posted 11-15-2008 04:15 PM

Good work, Gary. I need to build a couple of these to replace some junk. Thanks for the show.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-15-2008 04:47 PM

i really like the morris chair…and your matching ottaman is great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 11-15-2008 07:34 PM

Really good work. Looks comfy.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 11-15-2008 09:56 PM

Really nice chair and ottoman Gary, I’m a big fan of this style.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#8 posted 11-15-2008 10:44 PM

You’ve done a great job Gary! I’m sure your wife is thrilled with it.

What type of wood is this…cherry?

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#9 posted 11-16-2008 08:05 AM

Between this and that Maloof rocker I’d say you are a mighty fine chair maker! Great post, thanks

-- Gary D.

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#10 posted 11-16-2008 11:43 PM

I’ve got this very chair in mind to replace the one that I’m sitting in now, so I’m favouriting your post. That’s a really smashing job that you’ve done.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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