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Chair design/maker question?

Barry Irby
Why does it seem most wooden chairs and bar stools rely on rungs/stretchers at about 90* to the legs for strength?

Why don't they have angle braces built in? It seems the use of triangles would make them stronger.

Is it that the flex inherent in the 90* frame is more comfortable? Are the joints less likely to have the parts extracted?

I know the rung in socket method is time honored and I know how to make them, but why?

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