Footstool for my Morris chair

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Project by Ross posted 01-01-2013 06:19 PM 3329 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At one point this summer I took the time to make a foot stool for my Morris chair.
A bit difficult staining to match the chair but got it pretty close.
My wife made the cushion for it from a fitted piece of plywood 5” foam and a piece of leather that she was able to find at a fabric store. She brought one of the chair cushions with her when she started looking for the hyde.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 06:30 PM

The two of you make a great team, that’s a beautiful piece of furniture.

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 06:35 PM

Looks good great jock folks


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#3 posted 01-01-2013 07:17 PM

Great work, I have always Loved these and look fwd to one day making one. Well done to both of you!

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

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 08:28 PM

Thanks guys.
I must confess though that the footstool is made from plans out of a Wood magazine. Altered a bit but still from a set of plans.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 08:30 PM

very nice addition.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 10:24 PM

Nice work. It matches well.

It fits right in.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 02:26 PM

Looks good. I gotta make a stool for a glider-rocker we got a few months back that came without the stool. I’ve got the basic plans in my head, just gotta figure out what I can use for the hardware so it’ll glide with the chair.

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 02:52 PM

Looks great—- through tenons look super.

I built my Bow Armed Morris Chair and ottoman about 5 years ago….whew…that was a lot of work and the chair is very heavy.

I’ll bet you are happy you are finished with the project!

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 02:08 AM

Yes it was a long project. But worth every minute spent in the shop ( as usual LOL)

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 02:27 AM

Nice work – and nothing wrong working with plans as long as you read them through carefully. Plans have been known to be written by technical writers who knew little about wood working. I know because I have an oak bench that looks great except there is no slant to the back. One of those DUH moments. But nice tenons – they’re not easy.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 02:51 AM

Bought a Grizzly tenon jig a couple years ago. Can’t imagine being without it now.
Thanks for the compliment Bernie

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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