I recently built this chair from the plans from Norms NYWS. It's built with rough cut Cypress. I picked up the lumber in the rainy season in southern florida and had to wait a while for it to dry a little but all in all I'm very happy with the way the build went. I had expected this chair to be a little uncomfortable in the front with the 90 degree drop off but this chair is extremely comfortable. The chair next to it is the Jake's Chair build I did last month which I recently sold and the new owner loves the chair which makes me feel good that someone appreciates and enjoys something I've created. I did experience some peeling on this build that I didn't on the Jake's Chair and I think it might have been the wood still might have been a little wet yet. I used a Makita Table Saw, Porter Cable Jig Saw, Old Chop Saw, Delta Planer, Milwakee Drill, Ryobi Router, Bousch Router Table and a cordless drill to make this project.