Here is the final installment of the build, the finished project. This is a entry bench with slats for shoe storage and a hinged lid with an area for storage under the seats. The lumber is cypress, joinery is mortise and tenon and sliding dovetails for the upper arm rests, the finish is General Finishes Medium Brown Dye Stain, And top coated with 5 coats of semi-golss poly.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty