The wood for this table came from two recycled redwood decks, with a few other pieces from a swingset. The long pieces are only about 1 1/8 inch thick, so the bench had a bit of flex to it; there’s a stiffener added down the center that took care of that, mostly. It’s finished with one coat of Heritage Natural Finishes Concentrated Finishing Oil (used to be Land Ark). I like the color and feel of the wood after just this one coat; we’ll see how it holds up. Most of the lumber came from a craigslist ad. It was advertised at $1 per linear foot, or $2/foot if we helped him clean it up in his basement shop. What a shop! It had to be 800 square feet or more, with 5 inch aluminum dust collection everywhere. It was mostly industrial quality machinery that he had bought off craigslist. Since my “shop” consists of a table saw, miter saw, and drill press that have to be rolled out of the garage and into the driveway, it was a like a dream to work in this shop chopping, planing, jointing, and trimming for a morning.