Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Otautahi , Te WahiPounamu ( Christchurch , New Zealand)
The issue there may be the green wood .
When the chair bodgers , skilled craftmen , in the Chiltern Hills beech forests near High-Wycombe in England , from the mid 1600s to the mid 1900s , they worked green wood into chair parts , legs spindles , back seats etc. taking grain orientation into account .
When the parts arrived in the towns for assembly they were semi seasoned .
The chairmakers , being skilled as they were , orientated the now slightly ovaled spindles into the newly drilled holes so that as the timbers continued to dry , the mortise and the tenon locked themselves together .
Those handmade lightweight sturdy chairs are genuine Windsor Chairs .
Accept no other .
Note that there is no mention of glue , screw , or nail .
If the green wood chairs from Belize fail , that may be due to a process that is a failure from the outset.