Wicked Smaht Woodworking: Adjustable Back Arm Chair – Plans & Pattern Templates


Commonly known as a Morris chair, this project is on the bucket list of almost every woodworker. The square posts, front and back, and angled side rails create the trapezoid-shaped base. With huge sweeping arms, through mortise-wedged tenons, and a curved adjustable back, this build will show off your patience and craftsmanship.

This Adjustable Back Armchair project plan was developed by Tommy MacDonald, whom you may have seen on Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac. The project instruction booklet is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to build this classic chair and do it well. For those of you who like to save a ton of time, precision pattern templates are also available. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned woodworker, building the Adjustable Back Armchair is sure to elevate your skills.