This Morris chair built in the Craftsman tradition features an adjustable reclining back. Gene Lehnert designed this chair after researching Stickley furniture, and the chair relies on pinned through-tenon joinery. Lehnert defines the Morris chair and explains how he built his version, veneering the legs to get the quartersawn look. He used a hollow-chisel mortiser in his drill press to cut the mortises in the legs and spindle mortises in the rails. He explains how to make the arms and build the back, offering alternative methods of cutting the tenons. He gives tips on assembling the parts and finishing the chair using ammonia. A detailed project plan shows how it all went together.

From Fine Woodworking #101


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


Woodworking Plans