Morris Chair

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Project by GregP posted 08-05-2010 05:41 AM 2651 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the morris chair to match my entertainment center, the only complaint I have about it is I used water based minwax poly on it and the area around were my hands go is starting to wear a little bit, nothing serious but I worry about what it will look like in 5 to 10 years. I’ve used it on a couple things and haven’t been impressed, I just got some hydrocoat and look forward to trying it out, I’m still a bit hesitant though and haven’t used water based poly on any exterior surfaces since this project.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 06:35 AM

That came out great Greg!
It looks pretty darn comfortable too!
I bet I’d be out in about ten minutes sitting in the nice chair.

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 06:43 AM

Great looking chair. Sorry to here that it’s going to need refinishing. I hate refinishing anything.
I agree, it looks mighty comfy!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 06:59 AM

It looks realy good and inviting.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 07:01 AM

Sorry to hear that such a fine chair suffers in the water-based poly dept. I’m leary of that stuff, too. The chair looks great – I have 2 Morris chairs in my home and love them. Of course, mine were not built by me but by the Amish. Yours rivals any I’ve seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- Lori, NC piedmont

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 10:06 AM

Great chair! Quarter Sawn oak? I really like how the back of it reclines with the wooden pegs, cleaver. I have always like the look of thses chairs! Welcome to LJ’S

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

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 12:00 PM

Nice job on a classic chair. Don’t be too hard on yourself about water based poly. If the wear has not reached the color level, a good cleaning, light sanding and a coat or two of the same finish and your good as new overnight.
I’ve had a water based poly finish on my hardwood floors for 20+ years, two kids, two golden retrievers and two cats and I’ve had to re-coat once to maintain a nice surface.


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#7 posted 08-05-2010 03:17 PM

That looks comfy! I love it!
Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 08-05-2010 04:23 PM

Thats came out nice, Greg.

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#9 posted 08-06-2010 03:42 PM

I’m not a big fan of water based prods. They always disappoint me compared to solvent based prods. Gorgeous chair though. Good stuff.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 02:28 PM

I use a lot of the water based poly. With great results. Tim Pursell is spot on. Just make any repairs befor it gets to the color. I use 3 or 4 coats and it seems to hold up fine.

That being said, your work is great! I’ll send you a private message in just a minute.


-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#11 posted 08-14-2010 06:02 AM

Awesome job. Did you do the seat cushions yourself? How are they done?

-- Bud -

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#12 posted 08-14-2010 05:06 PM

Hey budgie, afraid I can’t help you out there. I took it to a place to get it upholstered. I just chose the leather and the foam density and they did the rest.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#13 posted 08-14-2010 05:14 PM

Nice Job :)

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#14 posted 08-14-2010 05:20 PM

Wonderful chair great job


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#15 posted 01-20-2011 06:31 AM

Very authentic to the original. Nice work.

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