Morley Lounge Chair

Philip Morley

Philip Morley's Lounge Chair was heavily influenced by Mid-Century modern aesthetics, which is where its iconic shape is derived from. It was designed to be comfortable as well as a way to make a statement in any home. Just as important, it is grounded in traditional joinery making it a piece built with integrity.  

Dimensions: 30”D x 30"W x 29"H

  • 16 lessons
  • 374 min
  • $90.00
  • Morley Lounge Chair Templates

    If you want to hit the ground running and don't feel like making your own templates, add these to your order.

    Morley Lounge Chair CNC File

    A vector file in DXF format for use on a CNC, downloadable upon purchase.

This is an Advanced Project!

Advanced does not necessarily mean DIFFICULT. It simply means that there won’t be quite as much hand-holding as we normally feature in Guild projects. Philip uses very specific tools (such as the Pantarouter) in his work. While there are alternative options and he discusses and partially demonstrates them, this series doesn’t cover them completely. An experienced woodworker should have no problem substituting their own joinery preferences and tools.  

What will I receive?

  • 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.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What will I learn?

  • Learn to make bridle joints
  • Mortise and tenon joinery
  • Using spoke shave, hand planes to shape parts
  • Slip tenon joinery
  • Using templates and jigs for pattern routing to produce accurate and efficient parts
  • Use an “L” fence effectively
  • Importance of reference faces
  • Coping on table saw
  • Veneering for panels

What will I need?

Minimum material required: 3 BF of 4/4 Hardwood, 5 BF of 5/4 Hardwood, 10 BF of 8/4 Hardwood, 8 Sq Ft of Veneer (Accent Species), 1 Sheet 1/2″ Plywood

Tools

Table Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer, Drill Press, Drill, Random Orbit Sander, Router, Router Table

Bits

Stuff I use that you might find useful

 

Reviews:

Great instruction and camera work! Philip makes a challenging build very accessible to viewers, and he takes the time along the way to point out small details to pay attention to.

todd.frazier
Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Philip Morley was born in London, England. After a rough academic start, struggling with dyslexia, he found his true passion in trade school where he studied for four years to become a joiner under the City and Guilds program. While in the program, Phil attempted to build as much furniture as he could and gain as much knowledge of furniture making as possible, even though the program was not a strictly furniture making program. Once he graduated, Philip worked as joiner doing restoration work on various prestigious historical buildings in central London. As much as he enjoyed restoration work, he knew that his true passion was furniture making. After moving to the United States, he studied with furniture designer Richard Chillcott in Ruskin, Florida for three years before moving to Texas. In an effort to learn more about furniture making as a craft, Phil apprenticed under mastercraftsman Michael Colca for 7 years studying the art of fine furniture. He is now a contributing author to Fine Woodworking Magazine and has been published in Woodworker West and Woodskills Magazine. He has taught furniture making at Austin Community College for eight years and is a visiting instructor at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. He is also one of the founding members and lead instructors at Austin School of Furniture and Design. He is one of the cohosts of The Woodworkers Podcast. Phil continues to build one-of-a-kind pieces in his small studio located on his property where he can be close to his family. He also continues to learn as much as possible about how to better his craft and push himself as much as he can as a craftsman.