Bell Forest Lumber for the Morris Chair

So .. as if I didn’t have enough projects going on .. I’m also planning on building the next Wood Whisperer Guild project – the Morris Chair.  It’ll be a while before I get to it, but I wanted to get the wood in my shop so it would be ready when I am.  Marc at the Wood Whisperer has teamed up with Bell Forest Lumber to provide kits for the project.

Check out the nice figured cherry that came in the mail from Bell Forest.  Can’t wait to get started.  🙂

Fitting the doors and adding hinges

I used Marc Spagnuolo plywood wall cabinet no mortise hinge installation video as a guide for what I ended up doing.  I tried to photograph most of the steps.  

I was able to use the hinges to create even space around all door edges.

Then I cut two different spacers.  One spacer placed the hinges at the same location on the doors (in line with the rails).  Then I cut a second spacer that was a hinge space taller to place the hinge on the case side.  This ensured that the door doesn’t drag on the case bottom and left a hinge width space.

As usual, you can right click on the pictures to see them in larger size.

Starting the Desk

I started working on the desk now that the work bench is complete.  We need a desk something awful.  Right now, all the “desk” work is getting done on a worn out scratched up old table.  Here’s a quick pic of what the desk will look like.

I don’t know about you, but at this point of the project I always feel a bit overwhelmed.  I know that I need to break the project down into small steps and work to complete those.  I have to tools, the plans and help if I need it, but never the less I seem to always feel this way at the beginning.

Here’s a quick gallery of what I done so far.