After moving into the new home I had a project that needed to be finished, as well as sorting out the shed.
I wanted a better lounge chair so decided to make a Morris Chair. A photo montage can be found here that shows most of the main procedure in building this chair.
The chair is made from Douglas Fir, New Zealand Kauri armrests and Jarrah arm inserts. The finish is Wattyl Kauri stain and 3 coats of gloss poly.
All timber has been recycled. The Douglas Fir is the same as I used for my workbench. Its Canadian and was used as beams for the army storage centre in Auckland N.Z. The stores were built in 1939 and demoed in 2004.
The douglas fir is approximately 300 to 400 years old. In one section of a beam we counted over a 170 growth rings and this was obviously only part of the tree.
The Kauri is around 1000 years old.
The Jarrah we dont have a clue about.
As a little bit of a side trip heres a link or two thats worth a good look.
And if you are ever down our way this place is worth a visit, some amazing things here. http://www.kauri-museum.com/The_Kaur..._ID=6656_.html
And then of course you will need to visit us a s well for some Kiwi food and drink