During the refit of the Bi-Op-Sea, I was asked to replicate the existing ladder-back teak helm chair. I began by making patterns of the individual parts of the chair. After construction and assembly, I wasn’t even halfway done. The majority of the labor was in the finish, not only on the teak but also on the glass buildup and primers on the actual seat. Then came the assembly of all the stainless hardware and the upholstery on the arms (done by Dagwoods). The total cost for the chair was around $3,800. These are a few pictures that show some of the process.