I am very pleased with my design of these chairs. They are comfortable. The combination of willow and log have made a very usable sturdy chair. I’ve combined a dark stained hand hewn Alder with Coyote Willow and Knotty Pine Logs. The Chairs are a tall back design. The character of the dark Alder doesn’t show in the photos (Must be the photographer), but in person it makes a great complement to the pine. The pine is salvaged from the forest floor in area subject to forest fires due to the beetle kills. The Alder is a local (Idaho) wood. The Coyote Willow grows on my family farm.