Another bench build
My 1st bench I built was made in the front room of the first house my wife and I owned and renovated in the first year of our marriage 1967. It was made of 70x35 os Oregon frame with chipboard top. Size was 1.800 long x 1.000 wide. That lasted about 10 yrs then I graduated to 2 saw stools, bearers and chipboard/doors/office partition tops.
I have had a long time to think about what style of bench I wanted and with the advent of the Internet and this forum in particular I have finally decided to do it. Also it helped that I'm now retired.
So here we go
The timber is Oregon. Roof rafters from a 1880s church. Legs from a pub verandah circa 1940 and the rails/stretchers from another pub verandah/balcony
Don't force it, use a bigger hammer.
Timber is what you use. Wood is what you burn.