Make an Arts & Crafts Morris Chair with Kevin Boyle October 5-9, 2020


A cut list will be sent so you can BYOW

Key Points:
*Mortise & tenon joinery including straight and angled
*Building quadrilinear legs
*Making basic bending forms
*Cold form bending
*Resawing wide stock
*Arts and Crafts elements
*Basic chair webbing

Workshop Available

Pay a deposit of $300.00 per item


An enthusiast of everything Arts & Crafts, Kevin had always wanted to have a Morris chair in his home, but didn’t care for one with spindles or slats so he designed his own. This version features a straightforward approach with cleaner lines and subtle details. The design was featured in the July 2012 issue of WOOD Magazine. The original chair and ottoman were built from cherry, but this would certainly look beautiful in classic quarter sawn white oak. During the week, students will work on mortise and tenon joinery using a combination of machines and hand tools. The large legs will be built using a technique to enhance the grain on all faces and eliminate unsightly glue lines. Kevin will demonstrate the basics of resawing wider stock and show how to make your own bending form to help make the gentle curving arm. By the end of the week, students will have made a chair for their favorite lounging spot.