Charles (Wed AM TG) – 

My wife, Jane, had put up with our mis-matched antique dining chairs for 30+ years.  Enough!

Under this pressure I  designed, modelled, prototyped, built 10 dining chairs in similar design but with different timber boards (from Matthews) (PNG Rosewood, Fiji Mahogany, US Maple, Euro Oak, NZ Beech, US Oak, Black Butt, Ebonised US Oak, Tassie Oak & American Cherry).

The end result is a set of 10 surprisingly comfortable and “different but matching chairs”.  Google gave me the critical angles for “Back Slope”, “Seat Slope”, “Seat Height” etc.

During the process I learned a lot about different timbers, tools and a myriad of mistakes that can be made (it seems I am the only one to notice most of them).

Thanks to the Wednesday AM group for their input and support.