03-22-2012 06:59 AM
Gregory Paolini built a bow arm Morris Chair outlined in the May/June 2009 FWW #205. The plan is now out of print and it is unsure if it will be reprinted. I would like to build this chair so need a plan. If you are through with yours, I would like to purchase it. Thanks for the consideration.
03-22-2012 08:03 AM
Have you given the Bent Arm any consideration? A bent arm has no major glue-ups on the arms. You basically slice off the top of a board and glue it to the bottom front ot of the arm. Just a thought. The bow arm looked a lttle cumbersome to me. IMHO
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03-22-2012 12:30 PM
That is a different chair. I like the heavier look to Greg's chair although the one you mentioned is a possiblity. Thanks for the input.
This bent arm is a glue up of 4x1/4" thick QS oak panels. I've not done one before but want to see if I can live up to the challenge.
Thanks for the input.
03-22-2012 02:18 PM
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03-22-2012 03:09 PM
Yes, that is the chair I am referring to and want to build.
The plan in the magazine article is OK but still leaves a lot of details out that will be necessary, I think. If I cannot find the full scale drawings I will go with the magazine info.
Thanks for the help.
Have a blessed day,
03-25-2012 08:25 AM
The plans for this Morris Chair are still available at the American Furniture Design website. When FWW said the plan was out of print, I incorrectly assumed the original printer was out. As it turns out, only FWW was out.
Have a blessed day,
09-28-2012 07:56 AM
Hi, I haven't asked questions on the forum before; mostly lurk. I wondered if you ever built the bow armed Morris chair and how it went. Specifically, I noticed some discrepancies between the plan booklet/magazine article and the plans themselves. For instance the side rails from tenon to tenon measure 27 3/8 on the plan and the booklet and magazine show them as 28 inches even. I wondered what you did in that case. Hopefully following the plan is the thing to do.
09-28-2012 06:21 PM
Well, you caught me!! I had planned on building the Morris chair this summer but several things got in the way and put the delay on that project. Thank you for your project discrepancy on the measurements; I will keep any eyeball open when I do get going.
The Home Owner Association that governs our townhome complex came by and (for the second time) "suggested" I refinish my front door. They really get nasty with the third time so I thought that might be a better project choice than the chair. After sanding and finishing 3 times (slightly more than a week) until I was satisfied, the door is done.
Next, I decided to get back to my house remodel. It's all done except for cabinets in the 2 upstairs bathrooms; a total of 5 cabinets. I am about half way and glad I went this route. Several missionaries come through town a couple of times a year and I like to contributed to their living arrangements where I can by letting them stay on the top floor for a few days.
Now that the white stuff is almost upon us, it would appear the chair is a "next year" project. With the car in the garage along with the tools, not much work actually gets done in the winter. Can spring/summer be far behind??
Sorry, didn't mean to ramble. Just making excuses why I didn't get the chair done like I had hoped.