Hi; I usually hang out at Breaktime, but thought I’d see what I can find out here. I want to build a bench and have a crazy idea for one with cantilevered, flexible slats to sit on. I was thinking a good wood for this might be hickory or oak? Any suggestions? I’m looking at sort of a row of “A’s”, with the cross part of the “A’s” a series of slats hanging out both sides with a back vertically down the center of the “A” so people can sit on both sides. Thought of bamboo too, but like wood better.
I figure a heavy person will have a wider bottom, so will sit on more slats than a thin person, so they will be as well supported as a thin, light person. The seat will look like two combs with the teeth facing outward and a comb-like back between them.