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Morris Chair

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.

Instructor: Marc Spagnuolo

The project includes:

  • 19 step by step lessons
  • 278 minutes of video instruction

$100.00

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.

Materials

The provided cut list includes all of the information you'll need to order stock for your project. Project kits of stock are available if you would like to simplify the process.

19 Lessons Included

1.

Get Ready!

Your adventure into the Morris Chair begins here!

2.

Morris Chair Virtual Tour

A close look at the details that you'll need to know in order to build the Morris Chair.

19:13

3.

History & Design Justification

The origin of the Morris Chair and how it relates to our design.

5:46

4.

Wood Selection & Rough Milling

Tips on analyzing the cut list, developing a lumber purchase strategy, and selecting the right boards for your chair parts.

21:53

5.

The Legs Pt. 1 – Milling & Glueup

The beefy legs are made up from two pieces each and need to be glued together before milling to final dimension.

10:10

6.

The Legs Pt. 2 – Joinery

Cutting the mortises and tenons in the legs of the chair and stool.

18:58

7.

The Rails & Tenons

This project has a lot of tenons, and most of them are made on the rails.

21:25

8.

Arm Bending Form

A lot of plywood is required to make these forms, but your diligence will pay off!

22:53

9.

Arms – Resawing Laminates

Each arm is made up of six thin laminates, which are carefully cut at the bandsaw.

23:09

10.

Arms – Bent Lamination

There's a lot more to bent laminating than just slapping on the glue and applying a few clamps!

16:59

11.

Curved Shoulders & Top Rails

One of the more challenging parts of this project will test your hand tool skills.

14:04

12.

Arm Mortises

Making precise mortise in a complicated workpiece.

17:32

13.

Side Rails & Slats

A clever trick to make mortises in curved edges helps the sides of the chair come together.

13:57

14.

Back Stiles & Mortises

Cutting mortises in curved workpieces with no straight reference edge? No problem!

10:12

15.

Back Slats & Tenons

More bent lamination and how to make tenons on the end of a curved workpiece.

15:03

16.

Loose Ends

Tapers, pins corbels, reclining holes, and pillowing the legs are just a few of the tasks we still need to accomplish.

11:47

17.

Finish Prep & Assembly

The chair comes to life after some surface preparation.

9:26

18.

Finishing

A one-two punch finish that starts with varnish and ends with lacquer. And some natural coloring options for cherry.

7:29

19.

Upholstery

A little fabric, some foam, a few staples, and our chair frame becomes a chair!

18:11

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