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Bow Arm Morris Chair

comments (2) December 6th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

mhickey mhickey, member
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The hardest part was the cushions - I wanted thick leather but have no industrial sewing machine so I hand laced them. I ended up needing two cortisons shots in my thumbs after damaging the tendons from the effort of pulling hte lace. Ouch. Finish was from a recipe in Popular woodworking - honey brown dye followed by a wiping stain then amber shellac and wax. One of my first projects and still a favorite chair. Like any woodworker I see flaws when I look at it...


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Design or Plan used: fine woodworking bow arm morris chair

posted in: Reader's Gallery, Oak, bow arm morris chair

Comments (2)

1msbeal 1msbeal writes: I think your chair looks beautiful. Nice job.

I want to do one of these so bad but I'm still a tool or two shy to try it. (bandsaw)

I know what you mean about those cushions. A cloth cushion, custom made is a minimum of a $100.00.

A while back I saw an oak Morris Chair in a furniture store and it wasn't using mortise and tenon jointery, I think it did come with leather cushions, and they wanted over $1,000.00 for it.
Posted: 11:53 am on December 21st

grumpy66 grumpy66 writes: sweet !!! for a guy new to this woodworking stuff , this shows great promise. You should be very proud. The only thing I might change is to go to a darker stain but thats only me. Very nice indeed.
Posted: 6:27 pm on December 7th

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