Pine Morris Chair

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 06-11-2018 02:29 AM 1182 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have wanted to build a Morris Chair for a while. Following a bit of a slump in the shop, I decided that I needed to challenge myself. A bazillion mortises seemed like just the thing. I know that Morris Chairs are generally built from quartersawn white oak, but before dropping the $ for that, I thought I would build a prototype from SYP. This project has been very time consuming, and has spawned numerous side projects like a moxon vise, a dedicated dado crosscut sled and a router mortise jig. At the end of it all, this project certainly got me out of my slump, and I’m very pleased with the end result.

Thanks for looking!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 03:48 AM

Prototypes are a good idea and help get the kinks out before dealing with better and more costly woods. Fine looking project.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 08:17 AM

Hey if it was good enough for Norm, it’s good enough for all of us. That pine Prototype just needs a cushion, and it would be a grand old chair.

Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 12:11 PM

very nice! I want to build a pair of these… some day.

-- I do this for fun.

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 12:37 PM

This is a beautiful Morris chair and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 01:37 PM

Great looking chair, prototype or not.

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#6 posted 06-12-2018 03:00 PM

Very nice, One (or two) of these are also on my build wish list

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