Made this bench from a fairly large Ashe Juniper log (commonly called cedar here in central Texas, but it’s not part of the family) that I found at the local recycling center. I get most of my wood there, mainly turning wood and firewood. The price is always right and takes the pressure off messing up any of these projects. Cut the bench to rough size with my chainsaw, hand planed the top to take out the rough spots and then ran it through my Dewalt 735 for final thickness (3 inches). Got a little snipe on both ends…bought the infeed and outfeed tables now, but did not have them before this project. Finished with two coats of rub on poly followed three coats of Spar Poly. Legs are mortise and tenon…got to finally use the set of chisels I bought before I went to Iraq in Feb 09. Thanks for looking and I will get some more turnings posted in the next few weeks.