I built this bench from pine, very closely to Paul’s tutorials. I deviated slightly in making it taller. I have back problems, so the extra height makes it more comfortable for me. I also made the legs thicker, because of the height, and that I had recycled 2×6’s in hand.
Made with locally grown and milled poplar and obliqua from my local timberyard. All done by hand tools from raw flitches, including stock prep.
I used the best 2×4’s Home Depot sells. I used 2×6’s &n2x8’s for the aprons. I made a few mistakes but on the whole it is a most usable bench. I wanted to let Paul know that at 65 I never thought I could accomplish this. I now have the confidence to construct furniture. It is because of Paul, his encouragement and teachings. Can’t thank him enough.