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Project by TaybulSawz posted 05-23-2019 04:17 AM 708 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Douglas Fir Bent Arm Morris Chair. I also did the Upholstery Work

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!





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James Frederick

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#1 posted 05-23-2019 04:26 AM

Great looking chair, well done.

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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WoodMac56

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#2 posted 05-23-2019 10:44 AM

Very nice!

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 05-23-2019 01:57 PM

you should have made 2 more for the flyer LOL GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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badluck

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#4 posted 05-23-2019 02:25 PM

I didn’t know Douglas fir was used to build furniture, but your chair looks great.

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TaybulSawz

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#5 posted 05-23-2019 03:34 PM



I didn t know Douglas fir was used to build furniture, but your chair looks great.

- badluck


Normally it’s Not. I used it so I could build this as a PROTOTYPE!. To Make sure I understood all the cuts and joints before I tackled the REAL chair which is to be made out of Quarter Sawn White Oak. Didn’t want to have a LOT of mistakes when using this more expensive wood. This DF chair is on my covered Patio and is very comfortable. The REAL chair will be in my Office in the house. I’ll use Leather for the pads as well. I’ll post pics of it when I get started.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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Gene Howe

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#6 posted 05-23-2019 03:57 PM

That’s a handsome chair and, a nice job on the cushions, too.
Will you build the ottoman, also? It sure increases the comfort level.
I’m assuming you laminated the arms on the fir chair. IIRC, I used around 20 clamps on the QSWO arms. Another LJ (Maniac Matt) didn’t use as many and had some gaps between his plys. I’ve never tried bending fir but, I’m guessing QSWO is a mite stiffer.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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woodthaticould

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#7 posted 05-24-2019 01:23 AM

Being who I am, I’m happy to see this chair constructed from the “wrong” material. If I weren’t consumed as I am with making pieces, I would gladly buy this beautiful “prototype.”

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TaybulSawz

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#8 posted 05-24-2019 01:52 AM


I didn t know Douglas fir was used to build furniture, but your chair looks great.

- badluck


Normally it’s Not. I used it so I could build this as a PROTOTYPE!. To Make sure I understood all the cuts and joints before I tackled the REAL chair which is to be made out of Quarter Sawn White Oak. Didn’t want to have a LOT of mistakes when using this more expensive wood. This DF chair is on my covered Patio and is very comfortable. The REAL chair will be in my Office in the house. I’ll use Leather for the pads as well. I’ll post pics of it when I get started.


That s a handsome chair and, a nice job on the cushions, too.
Will you build the ottoman, also? It sure increases the comfort level.
I m assuming you laminated the arms on the fir chair. IIRC, I used around 20 clamps on the QSWO arms. Another LJ (Maniac Matt) didn t use as many and had some gaps between his plys. I ve never tried bending fir but, I m guessing QSWO is a mite stiffer.

- Gene Howe


That s a handsome chair and, a nice job on the cushions, too.
Will you build the ottoman, also? It sure increases the comfort level.
I m assuming you laminated the arms on the fir chair. IIRC, I used around 20 clamps on the QSWO arms. Another LJ (Maniac Matt) didn t use as many and had some gaps between his plys. I ve never tried bending fir but, I m guessing QSWO is a mite stiffer.

- Gene Howe


you should have made 2 more for the flyer LOL GREAT JOB :<))))

- GR8HUNTER


-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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TaybulSawz

180 posts in 2071 days


#9 posted 05-24-2019 02:10 AM



That s a handsome chair and, a nice job on the cushions, too.
Will you build the ottoman, also? It sure increases the comfort level.
I m assuming you laminated the arms on the fir chair. IIRC, I used around 20 clamps on the QSWO arms. Another LJ (Maniac Matt) didn t use as many and had some gaps between his plys. I ve never tried bending fir but, I m guessing QSWO is a mite stiffer.

- Gene Howe

I will build the Ottoman in the QSWO version. Yes I laminated the curved arms using an MDF form I built. Heres a drawing of the form laminated from 8 pieces of 3/4×6 x 40 MDF

The holes ar 1 1/2 inches by 2 ” deep drilled on both sides of the lower section to allow for the 18- “F” bar clamps to clamp the two pieces together to compress the laminations. There were 4 pieces 1/4” thick and I used TiteBond II to glue em. Left in clamp for 24 hours and it worked great with NO gaps.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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TaybulSawz

180 posts in 2071 days


#10 posted 05-24-2019 02:13 AM



Being who I am, I m happy to see this chair constructed from the “wrong” material. If I weren t consumed as I am with making pieces, I would gladly buy this beautiful “prototype.”

- woodthaticould


Thanks for the nice compliment. I Built this for a neighbor lady that always takes care of our dogs when we travel. Would never take a dime for doing it so I built the chair. She Cried. Made me feel good. She says she falls asleep in it almost every night it’s Sooooo Comfortable.

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 05-24-2019 02:44 PM

That’s a really good bending form. Wish I had seen that a few years ago.
I used 5 pieces of 3/8” QSWO for the arms. With that form of yours, you might be ok at 1 /4” .
That was a great gift for your dog sitter. Mine went to our two sons. They were happy but, they didn’t cry. At least, not in font of dad.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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swirt

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#12 posted 05-25-2019 01:42 AM

Great looking chair. Nice work.

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