Many a designer has staked their reputation on their chair designs. Through their chairs, people know the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Vande Rohe, George Nakashima, Sam Maloof and many more. I can't yet say I'm in such good company. However, through both construction and a variety of furniture repairs, I've learned a great deal about what works and what doesn't to create good seating. The key is that is mechanical in nature; in other words, joints that do not rely on glue to provide strength. Pinned mortises, sliding dovetails and fox wedged tenons are integral to the seating I have built, and help insure joints that will never come loose, despite long term and heavy use.