Every once in a while you find something that isn’t as simple as it looks. Not extraordinary or amazing but still interesting in its own right. This is such a piece:
Seems to be a simple church pew. Then you look a little closer and see the first slightly odd thing.
Back leg appears shorter giving the pew a backward tilt. Having a phone with too many apps, I determined that the sides were 8° from vertical. Might be a reasonable way to get an angled seat without too much effort. Then I looked at the seat:
The seat is not perpendicular to the front edge of the sides. The seat is 4° from horizontal and 4° from perpendicular to front edge of the sides.
Surely the back is parallel to the edge of the sides. No, it’s not.
The back is 14° from vertical and 6° from the edge of the back, 10° from perpendicular to the seat. Not a complex pew but not trivial. Some thought required before cutting your dadoes and grooves.
Not the simplest way to achieve a pew but one with some visual interest.