My wife was going to buy a resin bench from Lowes. I told her I would build a REAL bench out of wood myself. I found the One Board Bench plan and thought it was a classic looking bench that was not too busy and perfect for the spot under the pine tree she was wanting to fill.
I went with Cape Cod Grey Olympic Maximum Semi-Transparent Exterior Stain instead of the natural wood look using the Tung Oil originally in the plans.
This was my first venture into woodworking since middle school shop class. I've always wanted to get back into it and I thought this was a perfect project to get my feet wet and shake off the rust.
Thanks, Ana, for your amazing plans and the inspiration I needed to get back to a hobby I love after over 20yrs.