This was a trial to see how they were constructed, they were glued (with Extramite) and screwed then painted.
I also made patterns of all the components for future use, but I will make
them in either, Iroko, Teak, or Oak, I was also toying with the idea of
making them with my favourite material MDF :shock:
These were made with pine boards finished at 5 3/4"x 3/4"
Keep toying ! I can't imagine MDF withstanding the rigours of the Scottish weather for very long.
Those chairs look good insofar as I can tell. I agree with the others that a natural finish (I like your suggestion of oak) would be much more appealing. It would also demonstrate your woodworking skills to a far greater effect.