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Walnut Morris glider rocker

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Project by Ryan Tanguay posted 03-14-2019 01:29 PM 1646 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently completed this walnut Morris style chair with glider rocker base. My wife helped make the cushions. So happy to have it done after almost 5 years since beginning the project! Now time to relax and enjoy (and on to the next project that hopefully doesn’t take as long)!





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-14-2019 01:36 PM

well it took awhile but sure was worth the wait,beautiful chair and you guys did a great job on the cushions.i like the plug detail on the arms,are they to cover fasteners or just decorative? great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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DeLayne Peck

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#2 posted 03-14-2019 02:10 PM

A gorgeous heirloom for the generations. Deserves a Top Daily 3.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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swirt

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#3 posted 03-14-2019 02:47 PM

Nice work. Have not seen a Morris on a glider, great idea.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 03-14-2019 02:51 PM

Beautiful build. I like the glider/rocker part, have not seen a Morris like that. I build a Morris, the only piece of furniture I have build. It was fun.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 03-14-2019 05:01 PM

Your picture appears to be of a young Man, you get a pass on taking some time to get done. Family, work, and all that gotta get covered first.

Nice chair, more so that it is the glider of the species. I like that fabric too.

Thanks for sharing.

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Ryan Tanguay

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#6 posted 03-14-2019 05:18 PM



well it took awhile but sure was worth the wait,beautiful chair and you guys did a great job on the cushions.i like the plug detail on the arms,are they to cover fasteners or just decorative? great job.

- pottz

They are actually the top of the legs made into a tenon that is going through the arms. They are shaped to be a very low pyramid so they are visual and tactile, but not uncomfortable to lay your hands on. Adds strength and aesthetics.

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Ryan Tanguay

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#7 posted 03-14-2019 05:21 PM



Your picture appears to be of a young Man, you get a pass on taking some time to get done. Family, work, and all that gotta get covered first.

Nice chair, more so that it is the glider of the species. I like that fabric too.

Thanks for sharing.

- therealSteveN

Thank you! Yes, this project was originally meant to be made prior to my daughter being born, so we would have a chair to rock her in. She is now turning 4, but luckily it is finished before my second daughter comes in another month or so…

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Ryan Tanguay

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#8 posted 03-14-2019 05:25 PM



A gorgeous heirloom for the generations. Deserves a Top Daily 3.

- DeLayne Peck

Thanks! Glad you like it!

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exslidder

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#9 posted 03-14-2019 05:59 PM

Beautiful chair. i always wondered what a walnut one looked like.
Did you buy plans for doing this as a glider?

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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Ryan Tanguay

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#10 posted 03-14-2019 06:35 PM



Beautiful chair. i always wondered what a walnut one looked like.
Did you buy plans for doing this as a glider?

- exslidder

Yes and no. I downloaded the plans for the chair from WOOD magazine. I found a hardware kit and plans from Platte River Engineering for a glider base. I melded the two in CAD so they more “seamlessly” came together and I had accurate dimensions going forward.

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Ryan Tanguay

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#11 posted 03-14-2019 06:38 PM



Beautiful. What was the most challenging part?

- bhud35

I would have to say all the through mortise and tenon joinery. Walnut is a tough wood and getting them all to fit took it’s time. They are not perfect by any means and have their share of gaps, but I guess as the saying goes “you are your own worst critic”.

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Ivan

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#12 posted 03-14-2019 07:36 PM

Extraordinary craftmanship…I admire your skill and working precision.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Kelster58

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#13 posted 03-15-2019 12:09 AM

Beautiful…..GREAT Job!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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TucsonTim

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#14 posted 03-15-2019 12:34 PM

Wow. I love Morris chairs. I love gliders. This is a perfect combination of the two. Nice work Ryan. Congrats on the Top 3. Much deserved..

-- Tim in Tucson

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CampD

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#15 posted 03-15-2019 01:44 PM

Very nice!

-- Doug...

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