The hardest part of building this bench was finding wood that matches. As usual, I don’t and didn’t use any kind of plan. Just try to build it in my head 1st, then try to get close to that.
Most everything I build is big, heavy and rough. This is my latest, and it’s all 3. 46x24x20″ tall. It weight around 60-70 lbs. The idea behind it is a “Mudroom” bench, but it can obviously be different things. If you wanted, you could sit a side-by-side fridge on it. The seat LOOKS rough, but it isn’t. Smoothed with a grinder then sanded. Unfinished.