I recently made a large Criss-Cross Dining Table featuring an experimental base design. Once the table was complete, I decided to extend the design to a matching sitting bench. Of course I had to change a few angles and scale things down, but in the end the bench was just a smaller version of the table. I also took this opportunity to try a couple variations in tools and techniques for its construction.
If you want to try your hand at this project, take a look at the full course in the Wood Whisperer Guild: Criss-Cross Dining Table & Bench
The finish I used is Bumblechutes, a natural tung oil finish. You can save 10% using the code TWW10 at Bumblechutes.com