Catherine Larson

Morris Chair (for beginners)

Posted by on Mar 30 2010, in News

Building a chair is hard work. I’m building a Morris Chair along with a fine group of fellow woodworkers under the tutelage of the Chicago School of Woodworking. I’ve worked on this chair for over 40 hours and it’s reached the point where a visible chair is forming, but a long road of chiseling, sanding, varnishing, and touch-ups remain to be seen. The building of our chairs has not been without its mistakes. The important part of this is that each mistake is a learning opportunity for each of us at the shop. It’s a chance to build upon what we have already learned. This is what makes me continue to go back to grind of building this magnificent chair.