Curved Arm Morris Chair!!!

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Project by RyanC posted 03-18-2013 03:45 AM 2197 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not really that exciting but it came together pretty good. I made it out of red oak and ended up staining it pretty dark. I used black cherry stain and covered it with several coats of poly.

I got the plans out of Wood Magazine. Other than a few minor details, it is pretty much like the article.

I had my some material leftover from a giant beanbag chair that I used to own. So I cut it up and sent it to my parents whom made the cushions. I will say that the if anyone is planning something with cushions, using high density foam might be a bit too firm for some people. Maybe should have gone with medium density… but I still like it.

Thanks for looking!!


-- I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 09:00 AM

It does look very comfy. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 02:38 PM

Excellent craftsmanship. It really looks great, I think the choice of stain was perfect.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 03:05 PM

Great looking chair. I like the dark cherry colour.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Jeffrey Alexander

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 04:27 PM

Beautiful! I love black cherry finishes and have used it alot. Did you also use a dye underneath the stain?

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 01:34 AM

I like the chair, great style. The dark stain and dark cushions seem to go good together. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 03-20-2013 01:03 AM

Great looking Morris chair! Looks very comfortable—and I like how your cat was eye-balling it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 03-20-2013 04:47 AM

Hey Jeffery, I didn’t use any dye under the stain but it probably has about 4 coats on it.

-- I've told you a million times not to exaggerate!!

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#8 posted 03-21-2013 01:35 PM

Superb work on that beautiful and comfy chair. Like the dark stain and the cushions.

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