I have recently retired and am finally getting to do some woodworking as a hobby. When I told my sister inlaw that I was going to start building some furniture she was quick to put in her order. She wanted a new coat rack for her hall with a seat to go with it preferably, and new china cabinet. I told her I did not think my skills were up to a china cabinet wet but would lookout for a coat rack. I was watching New Yankey Workshop and saw Norm making this hall seat and thought it was ideal for my first furniture making adventure. I got the plans and started and as we all know Norm makes it look easy, so needless to say it took me more wood than what the plans called for (OOPS several times). But it ended up pretty nice and I am proud of it even if there are acouple of flaws in it that I know about. I gave it to my sister inlaw last Christmas and she is delighted with it and shows it to everyone that comes to visit. The pictures do not do the beautiful wood grain from the quarter sawn white oak justice. To explain why the pictures show the inside of my house, I only have a one car garage and a 10' x 20' shed for a work shop so I had to use my dining room/hallway for the assembly and finishing. Good thing I am single or would not have gotten away with that. The last picture is of my little helper.