The Bow Arm Morris Chair is a classic woodworking project with a rich history dating back to 1866. The chair features a cushioned seat with a contoured reclining back. Our version of the chair is a play on the Mission style variation popularized by Gustav Stickley in 1904 and will feature bent laminated arms and back slats, tapered legs, and a complimentary footstool. Please note that while I plan to show the upholstery aspects of this build, this will be my first venture into that arena. We’ll learn together!
What You’ll Receive:
- All materials delivered digitally, available immediately upon purchase.
- Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
- Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.
What You’ll Learn:
- Mortise & Tenon Joinery
- Through Mortise & Tenon Joinery
- Jig & Fixture Construction
- Bent lamination
- Tapered Legs
- Large leg construction
- Rapid Cherry Aging
- Lacquer finishing via HVLP
- Basic Drop-in Cushion Construction
What You’ll Need:
- Jointer, Planer, Tablesaw, Bandsaw
- Miter Saw, Drill, Router, Router Table
- Drum sander makes bent lamination easier but is optional.
- 15 BF of 8/4 lumber
- 22 BF of 5/4 lumber
- Half sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- As an alternative, purchase a kit for this project.