I just have to share this - in 1993, my wacko alaskan roommate at R.I.T. found half of a chair in the garbage. She gave it to me, and I had my dad saw off the remaining parts of the back that had broken off. It has traveled with me ever since, and has been repainted many times, and has always been a really useful conversation piece, makeshift sawhorse, and handy step ladder.
I've always guessed at what the back said....sit, or hey, or hi...NOW I KNOW!
Thanks to the Design*Sponge blog, I have officially solved the mystery of my beloved broken chair! If I had an extra pile of money, I'd buy a complete one - for sale at SHOWHOME in London.
Original fabulous design
my back-less version