This rough milled lumber had to be planed quite a bit. and the sizes also differed. We ended up with thicker sections than on the original plan. Also used bolts to bolt the heavier headset and footrest to the base.
Screws were used instead of nails. This inland Karoo area pine is very hard and crack very easily. warps too. Well seasoned wood were used. Finish is normal sanding sealer for a mat look.
thanks for the lovely plans Ana.
this is a proven classic.