*The salvaged boards were originally cut with some saw long ago, the only p ower tool used.
Square "button" decor, on the backrest, matches the design of the leg tenon s through the seat. These buttons are carved dowels with square heads and are on the arm rests, also. The backrest didn't need to be doweled, but we re doweled specifically with this decor feature in mind.
The square heads are raised above the surfaces and edges are beveled. Leo n's "crowned" bed post, in this fashion, gave me this idea to have raised s quare-head dowels.
The finish is semi gloss water base Varathane floor finish. They are com fortable seats. I like them.
Scroll right for 2 more pics. I should have taken a pic of the arm decor. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/46468121842/in/dateposted-public /