This is the largest batch of chairs 10) I've done in several years, and will sit around an 8' table my buddy Randy built. Nothin' really special about them other than they're DONE.
I like the upholstered seats because I've done enough wood seats to be sick of them. The upholstered model may actually take a bit more time beause nothing is really hidden by the seat, so there's more glue cleanup and more 'fiddling' with some joints.
Minwax Natural Stain/Sealant for a shot of 'oil' look, topped with Sherwin Williams Medium-Rubbed Effect pre-cat. I normally use the dull sheen, but Randy uses the semi-gloss, so we needed them to match.