I have the plans for both the rocker and the low back dinning chair from Charles Brock and I think they well done and easy to follow. I started with 6/4 walnut but as it was air dried and 1 1/2 in the rough form after planning it down it was a little narrower than what the plans call for but I'm making it work.
|Chair parts broke down|
|Dry fit just before glue up|
I did that all with a random orbit sander. I just have to hit the rough spots I can't reach with the sander by hand. The hardest part is going through all the sanding grits up to 400 and finding a spot you missed when the light hits it just right. then that spot goes back to square one and then you work your way back up.