Morris Chair Built-in-the-shop
Here is a Morris Chair being built in the shop. The finish is my variant of two Finewoodworking articles “Safe and Simple Arts and Craft Finish” by Jeff Jewitt and “Finish Line, Original Arts and Crafts” by Nancy Hiller. I used a base dye of TransTinit Honey Amber with a stain of MinWax Red Mahogany followed by MinWax fast drying polyurethane. I have done this on a couple of Arts and Crafts projects and it works great. Thanks Finewoodworking!
Finish work always requires cleaning the shop. One side of my garage works great as a finish booth with plastic hung from the overhead door rails. The base and back were stained separately - here I just had to pin them together to see the finished chair. Next comes upholstery
Corbels are one of the features on a Morris Chair that I like, There are two on each side of this chair; front and back. The legs are made with careful 45 degree cuts of quartersawn white oak. The pieces were all taped up and then "folded" together. I have since purchased a locking miter bit for the next chair to be built in the shop.