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Walnut Morris Chair

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Project by WoodworkingInKansas posted 06-01-2019 09:39 PM 728 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been looking at LumberJocks for the past couple of years, so I figured it was time to post something! I had some walnut from an estate sale I wanted to use up and had always wanted to try a Morris Chair. I choose the Wood Magazine plans after reviewing all the different ones out there. As you can see, the wood has a lot of different tones, but I like the interest with the dark cushions. The curved armrests are bent lamination with 3, 3/8’ layers. Having never done any bending, I was intimidated, but it was surprisingly straight forward. The construction is primarily through tenons for the frame, also a first for me. I finished it with Odie’s Oil, which started out looking amazing, but hazed up a bit while the upholstery shop had it. I did not do the cushions, but shopped around and found a reasonable quote. It is not perfect, but I learned a lot, had fun, and am proud of the end result!

-- Tim, Kansas





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 06-01-2019 11:13 PM

Very nice. Though not traditional, I really like it in walnut. Beautiful wood, beautiful chair, beahtiful job.

-- 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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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 06-01-2019 11:32 PM

I like that, possibly more than a QSWO one. That Walnut is pretty talkative. Nice job.

-- Think safe, be safe

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SMP

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#3 posted 06-01-2019 11:32 PM

Looks great! Never seen one in walnut. How do you like the Odies oil?

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WoodworkingInKansas

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#4 posted 06-01-2019 11:43 PM

Thanks Gene! Definitely not traditional, but free lumber talks!

-- Tim, Kansas

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WoodworkingInKansas

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#5 posted 06-01-2019 11:47 PM

Thanks SMP! This is the largest project I have used Odies on. I have used it on boxes, turned items, and a slab coffee table. It produces a really warm finish that has no film appearance. It is definitely not the right finish for everything, but for a very natural looking satin finish that doesn’t need heavy protection, its looks killer. It smells good too.

-- Tim, Kansas

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 06-02-2019 12:13 AM

Beautiful job! You made a great choice using the walnut, it is definitely a classic. Well done.

-- AJ

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Redoak49

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#7 posted 06-02-2019 12:24 AM

Well done and looks comfortable.

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WoodworkingInKansas

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#8 posted 06-02-2019 12:26 AM

Thanks Redoak. It is comfortable. My wife has claimed it for knitting.

-- Tim, Kansas

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Tooch

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#9 posted 06-02-2019 01:33 AM

Awesome looking chair. I especially like the scrollwork on the larger middle slats.

I have a Morris chair on my bucket list also, but the wife has too many other things ahead of it so it’ll be a few years.

Great project, welcome to LJs, and congrats on the DT3!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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WoodworkingInKansas

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#10 posted 06-02-2019 02:01 AM

Thanks for the welcome Tooch. I understand about the lengthy project list!

-- Tim, Kansas

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 06-02-2019 03:08 AM



.... and am proud of the end result!
- WoodworkingInKansas

So you should be WIK, it turned out great and that walnut sings a unique tune…

Question though… will you need to change your name from Tim to use it?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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MasterSergeant

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#12 posted 06-02-2019 12:24 PM

Nice Nice Nice! I have those plans myself in the file drawer. You have inspired me to pull them out and get started building mine.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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bygrace

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#13 posted 06-02-2019 03:39 PM

Great project, and that wood is beautiful!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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WoodworkingInKansas

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#14 posted 06-02-2019 03:42 PM

Kelly, you will be glad you did. It took a while to build, but each part was like a mini-project.

-- Tim, Kansas

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dannmarks

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#15 posted 06-02-2019 03:48 PM

Love this chair

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