This bench was initially my final for Intro to Wood during Spring 2013 semester. It is the first time I have ever attempted to work with wood and I definitely chose a challenging idea. I have been working on this bench over breaks and ended up having to change the design of it due to the weight distribution on the center pieces of the bases. I had to eliminate a piece on each base and add cushion to allow give when weight is on the bench. I have finally reached a point where it can hold up to a 210 pound person. I learned a lot while making this bench and I am satisfied with how it evolved over time.