Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata - Page 554
The guys I competed against went on to Kez on the west coast and they came close to winning. The shavings were all in the 3 micron territory.
It can be 'finish ready', which means machinging, planing then applying finish, rather than machining, sanding, finishing (which raises the fibres of the timber as they are abraded, rather than cut), sanding, refinishing, etc.
Tends to reduce the chance of splinters too, as far as I know.
If you are looking for a nicely padded leather club chair why not also consider the Balzac from SCP? I've never sat in one but they look extremely comfortable and should blend in well with a variety of decor.