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    morris chair

    Here are a couple pictures of a morris chair I finished last week. I've wanted to make one for a while. I finally decided to just go ahead and do it or it would never get built.

    The wood is red oak. I used wood that I recycled from an old barn. The wood has a lot of "character". I found out however that if you plane it enough it starts to look like new oak. I thought there was too much contrast of the wood, so I used a rather dark stain to try and even out the color. The arms and legs have two coats. All the other parts have one.

    I used straight arms because I plan on using this as my tv chair. The flat arms give me plenty of room for a drink and the remote.

    I'm waiting for the wife to finish the back cushion. It required sewing, which I have no clue about.

    Thanks for looking

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    Very nice John,

    The upholstery material goes well with the wood.

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    Ahhhhh...that looks comfy
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    Nice job, John. Looks like it'll be around long after we're all gone.
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    Good job John, It looks very comfortable.
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    A Morris chair has been on my "want to build someday" list for a long time. Congrats on completing yours!

    Did you use a specific set of plans?
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    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    Rennie, the chair is based loosely on the Woodsmith plan. The issue number is 155.

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    nice chair!!

    is it just my old eyes or is that got a leaning back like a lounge chair? the morris chairs i have seen were usually straighter back like school chairs?
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    Nice chair John. I also have a Morris chair. Didn't make but I have one. They are comfortable.

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    Larry, your eyes don't deceive. The back is adjustable. With the use of the pins the back can be placed in three positions.

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