Mission Style Ottoman

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Project by handplane posted 08-24-2008 04:34 PM 3826 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having built a pair of Bow Arm Morris Chairs with my wife, we needed the matching Ottoman for each chair. I built these at home after returning from American Sycamore Woodworkers Retreat with the finished chairs. These are also solid quartersawn white oak made entirely with true mortise and tenon joinery. The cross stretchers protrude through the legs with a true through tenon. Not the easiest thing to get right and make look good, but I’m pleased with the outcome. The finish is wipe on tung oil varnish. The leather upholstery work was done by professionals at Ackermans in the Chicago area.

-- - Scott "handplane"

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#1 posted 08-24-2008 05:32 PM

very nice!! I am seeing these before your chairs…so cant wait to see them!

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 07:53 PM

Those are some nice ottamans.

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 11:33 PM

Great additions for your chairs. They match beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 08-28-2008 10:35 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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