This type of chair was popular in America in the early 18th Century and was often described as a "four-back" chair, indicating the number of back slats. The construction has been altered slightly to provide for more comfort for modern users. Either chair pictured can be made using this plan.The chairs are designed to accept either a drop-in woven rush seat, or a padded slip seat which can be covered with your own needlework. It would also be easy enough to affix a hardwood seat. This is a blueprint style plan which is heralded by beginners and experts alike as being a pleasure to work from because all parts are printed in full size. All joinery is shown in actual size. Curved workpieces are all in full size - therefore you can measure and trace straight from the drawing if necessary. A bill of materials doubles as an exact cutting list. There is a detailed exploded diagram and all hardware requirements are provided. The exploded diagram is so detailed that project specific assembly instructions are not provided.Note: Dimensions are 21" square, by 43" high.