I spared everyone the layout and clamping process this time.
Backs are looking good. Hope to have the braces carved down tomorrow. I like the walnut with the redwood center strip. The braces are mahogany from a porch, which you can see on the untouched exposed side, but they will finish up nicely. I think a bit of shellac just on the braces and back strip once they are carved and sanded.
Then on to the sides. Bending them on a hot pipe should be an adventure, that is after a lot of planing to thickness.